Reply To: The Salience Network

  • Whit Blauvelt

    July 1, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    Hi Don,

    “Cognitively penetrable” means being able to be conscious of the hypothesized switching capability. So it’s not just being able to intentionally shift towards the RH perspective, but being aware of ones intentionality in shifting between the two, in both directions. There are tasks were we’ve the best traction if focused on them in LH, emissary fashion. To some large extent, this shift occurs unconsciously. But can it be more conscious? Again, this is not about simply becoming more RH, or being conscious more from the RH perspective, but about being conscious from a third perspective as it were, from the perspective of the claimed salience network — the “transmission” of mind in the sense of an automobile’s manual transmission. Can we learn to become consciously, intentionally nimble in switching between hemispheres, as it were, in both directions, from a third vantage at least partially transcendent of both?