Monitoring My CNI
If we think
of the central nervous system as a processing unit, such as in a
computer, we can conceptualize that is only capable of so much
processing at a time.
daily activities, our nerve receptors are constantly sending billions
of signals to the brain. This information would be overwhelming if we
did not filter it in some manner. The brain assigns processing energy to
tasks that need it most. Reducing the level of response from other
momentarily non-essential nerve impulses.
As an anecdotal
example, I can refer to my own experience when playing music. All my
physical and mental activities are dedicated to the song that I'm
playing, and the way that I'm playing it. I can hear it and I can feel
it as I'm doing it. At times, I do it so well that I am in the “zone”.
When I'm at this stage of involvement in music, it's like meditating.
and my breathing are synchronized with the rhythm of the music I am
playing. At this time, my brain is mostly engaged in the actual function
of making and enjoying music. Whatever aches and pains, or discomforts I
may have been feeling that day are not being registered by my central
processor because I am so involved in the music.
When I try
to sleep later that night, the toe that I stubbed earlier in the day,
returns to my awareness. I think that this is because my brain is not
having to process all the nerve impulses that are involved in walking
around, being awake, playing music, and other brain functions I require
during the average day of consciousness.
The transcendental euphoria
from magically playing music, has diminished and I am left with only a
sore toe that’s keeping me awake by sending urgent messages to my
My brain, now that I'm not busy, hasn't got a lot to
do, so it's accepting all the information from my sore toe that it did
not fully process when I was busy sending information from billions of
other nerve receptors.
anecdotal explanation for why a sore extremity is less noticeable
during the day than when I am lying in bed at night. I think this
explanation may be applied to some similar situations people may
encounter, (even those who aren’t musicians).
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