Brain Dynamics in the Genesis of Trust as the Basis for Communication by Representations

Walter J. Freeman

A theory of brain dynamics is proposed according to which brains construct external representations by actions into the world for communication. The prior brain patterns constitute meanings, not representations of meanings. The representations have no meaning in themselves. They are shaped in accordance with meaning inside transmitting brains, and they can elicit the construction of meaning inside receiving brains, provided that trust has been established between the transmitters and the receivers through appropriate neurochemical changes.

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