How does the brain create abstractions?
1) I believe the brain to be an imperfect inversion of the Universe itself, something like a 3D holographic mirror – as above, so below….
2) I believe dreams and metaphor will eventually be proven central to the abstraction process.
3) I believe this imagaic abstraction process operates like a “clutch” mechanism, in a car for instance.
4) I believe the key to the abstraction process lies in the mechanism which the brain uses to convert words into images, and images into words.
See my Quora answers related to metaphor: