Tremendous amount of information about the human brain is known to the science, but very little is known about how it creates what we call mind. A new approach to understand the causal basis of how mind functions in the brain has revealed the fact that both brain hemispheres play a central role in creating mind.
The approach has led to the development of DOS Model (Dichotomized Operating System Model), a functional model which reveals that left and right hemispheres in a typical human brain work as a team to reach common goals by processing information in direct and contextual manner respectively, as explained by the analogy below.
Father and Son analogy: An old man is guiding his son driving a car to reach a destination. The son is good at thinking logically and executing efficiently, as he is young and physically fit. He avoids other cars, people crossing roads, etc. and follows traffic lights, diversions, dividers, etc. on his own, but consults his old father, who is not as physically capable and is not as quick and strong in logical processing capabilities but possesses wisdom derived from decades of experience of city roads for traffic trends, dangers, shortcuts, etc. About which path to take in order to reach the destination.
The way son avoids other cars, people crossing roads, etc. and follows traffic lights, diversions, etc. on his own, the left hemisphere executes such repetitive, rule based and preset tasks on its own, depicting unconscious processing in the brain. The way son consults his father for navigation, the left hemisphere consults the right hemisphere when new judgements are to be made on how to interact further, which provides guidance using past data stored in its database, depicting conscious processing in the brain.
Using such duality, the model reveals for the first time the reason behind decades old belief that the left hemisphere is involved in logical, analytical, factual, detail oriented, etc. processing and the right hemisphere is involved in holistic, creative, emotional, subjective, artistic, imaginative, etc. Processing (although there is a growing section of scientists who wrongfully reject such duality – more on the minisite.
“Science will not be able to understand mechanisms underlying phenomena like emotions, sleep, dreams, creativity, music, humour, love, sex, art, etc. without accepting duality of brain operations suggested by the model, as it plays a major role in all such phenomena. As a matter of fact, such duality is the reason the brain has two hemispheres” says Parag Jasani, developer of the DOS model.
“Take the thought process for example” he adds, “The process of thinking is one of the most ubiquitous phenomena in the mankind. All human actions and accomplishments are a result of the thought process. In spite of that, today’s science has no clue on how thoughts and language are generated from neural communications in the brain. The reason for the same is that communication between hemispheres is the birthplace of all verbal and non-verbal communication, which is not taken into consideration. Using such duality, I have explained the process of thinking in full detail, which is the first and only explanation of how the thought process works available today”
Besides the above, the model explains mechanisms underlying sensations, perception, awareness, attention, decision making, pain, hunger, multitasking, heredity, subjective experiences, consciousness (more on the minisite http://www.ConsciousnessExplained.com), etc. and is supported by observations and findings of experts in the field like Francis Crick, Daniel Kahneman, Roger Sperry, Michael Gazzaniga, Simon Baron-Cohen, Christof Koch, Stanislas Dehaene, Malcolm Gladwell, Iain McGilchrist, Uta Frith, etc.,including William James, known as the father of American psychology.
According to Jasani, incorporating the model with neuroscience can, besides saving time, effort and energy, save billions of dollars being currently spent on projects like the Human Brain Project, BRAIN Initiative, etc., while benefiting the mankind to levels not imagined before. He concludes, “Even with the exponentially growing technology, many mental phenomena will remain to be mysterious until science considers the duality suggested by Dichotomized Operating System, the operating system of the brain”.
DOS model is available on the website WhatisMind.com.
For further information,
Company Name : WhatisMind
Contact name : Parag Jasani