The Mind as a Wave

“A crowd that flows like water”

“The behavior of large numbers of insects, animals, and other flocks is often based on rules about individual interactions. Bain and Bartolo applied a fluid-like model to the behavior of marathon runners as they walked up to the start line of the Chicago Marathon (see the Perspective by Ouellette). They observed non-damping linear waves with the same speed for different starting corrals of runners and at different races around the world. Their model should apply both to this type of polarized crowd as well as to other groups, which may help guide crowd management.”

The Physics Of A Crowd

It is now possible for science to apply wave mechanics to large aggregates of people and animals. As we progress, I predict we will find the same wave mechanics existing within the emotional makeup of individuals as I have modeled in my theory of the dog’s makeup. 

This study mentions “polarized crowds” which I interpret to mean a crowd aligned toward a common objective or destination. With humans there is intention involved but even this sits upon an emotional bedrock: the desire to move well relative to others. This is accomplished by wave-making (like a goose flying) and wave-coupling (like geese flying in formation). What is starting to be revealed in such research is that physics is the basis of motive, not psychology.

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Published January 12, 2019 by Kevin Behan
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4 responses to “The Mind as a Wave”

  1. Allecia says:

    Thank you Kevin.

    As a 25 year practitioner of the Ancient Self Healing Martial Art of Qi Gong and a Holistic Dog Trainer for 20 years, physics is finally catching up to The Tao.

    I find it to be the difference between thinking that the brain in the head is the primary brain which dictates everything as in the science of neuroscience believes to realizing as Traditional Chinese Medicine has studied for 5000 years that the gut brain is our primary brain and influences the way we flow in the Quantum Field of Energy as a unified flow.

    I have studied this directly from the dogs and have been teaching humans the the subtle nuances of human body postures that affect our energy and our dogs and how to bring us back into flow with ease.

    Glad to hear science is finally catching up.



  2. Sheri Miller says:

    It’s interesting that, in a google search, the noun definition of motive is, “a reason for doing something, especially one that is hidden or not obvious” and the adjective definition is “producing physical or mechanical motion”. When you look at it that way, of course it’s physics. It’s like we (humans) know this, but we don’t KNOW it. Like we get the gist of it, but when we try to explain it, the gist is lost. (I supposed because the brain in the head is the brain of separation…)

  3. Karen Hanson says:

    “What is starting to be revealed in such research is that physics is the basis of motive, not psychology.” I don’t like this sentence, it doesn’t make sense.
    1. “Psychology is the study of motive.”
    2.”Freudian, Jungian and Adlerian are just 3 of the over 150 schools of psychology that consider human motivation.”
    3. “Physics and more specifically wave mechanics, are broadening (or revolutionizing) our conceptual awareness for the emotional drive of both humans and other animals.”
    These sentences are all better. Your ideas are cool, but your sentence makes you sound like God, with all the answers, which you are not God, nor do you know it all. Many people, like myself, respect your insights and expertise, but a lot of people laugh at you too. Who is your editor? You owe it to yourself and to the next generation, to set an example to be clear.

  4. Kevin Behan says:

    Thanks for the critique in the spirit of advancing the discussion.

    The reason I write definitively is not due to a God-like perspective but rather from the perspective of a model. If I don’t write definitively about it then how can one learn said model? As it turns out the more I learn, the more I know I don’t know. Agreed could use an editor. My information however can cause a charge no matter how it’s said. Greatly admire Jung and hope to have a post soon on the following article.!po=0.253807

    To clarify, the physics of movement/anatomy creates a motive independent of instinct, intention or reason. It determines learning, perception and social structure. I think this is a new idea.

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