Are We Living Inside a Brain? Neural Architecture of the Akashic Records
By JAY ALFRED
In the 1930s and onwards, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield developed a surgical procedure
for epileptics in which he operated on a patient’s exposed brain while the patient remained fully
conscious. When an electrode was placed on the patient’s temporal lobe, the patient had a complete flashback to an episode from earlier in his life. (Applying the electrode to other parts of the brain did not produce this.) The scenes always moved forward, and only forward. If music was involved, this followed the precise original tempo; the full score of which the patients would be able to hum with total accuracy – much as an autistic savant would be able to reproduce
music with almost complete accuracy – like a recording on a video or compact disc.
“One is only micrometers wide. The other is billions of light years across. One shows
neurons in a mouse brain. The other is a simulated image of the universe. Together
they suggest the surprisingly similar patterns found in vastly different natural
phenomena.” – David Constantine, New York Times, August 15, 2006.