Aug 17, 2012


This piece of the CEREBRART presented recently the 8th FENS Forum of Neuroscience is about INTENTIONS. There are many ways of interpreting this CEREBRART work.

You may think of excitatory postsynaptic potentials caused by glutamatergic inputs at the dendrites of the spiny neurons which cause an action potential when the depolarization wave is strong enough upon entering the cell soma. This is a scientific side of CEREBRART. Or you may remember famous philosopher Gilbert Ryle which had Rodin’s most famous sculpture, The Thinker, bent over in concentrated thought, in mind when he asked the question, “What is The Thinker doing?” Or you may think of the judgment of Paris. Confronted with three beauties, Paris’s brain was required to think - to create intentions and then evaluate them and reach a decision as to which should receive the GOLDEN APPLE. Eventually, there was a moment for his brain (tI) when the period of generating intentions (I) began, and it lasted until he finally abandoned two of them (tV) - in other words, his brain created only one volition (V) - to act and move the GOLDEN APPLE toward Aphrodite, which according to myth was the unintentional cause of the Trojan War. Of course, there are many other ways of interpreting this CEREBRART work. I hope you enjoy it!


  1. Twelve-month-old infants recognize that speech can communicate unobservable intentions

  2. ... stratified, is`t it?

  3. Yes, of course. Complex issues are always stratified. CEREBRART is always stratified. And our intentions are always stratified. The non-flatness of CEREBRART paintings reflects this stratification. Very important comment, thank you.