The human mind possesses the unique capability of “mapping” the external (as well as part of the organism's internal) world i.e. it “compresses” long and complex strings of impinging environmental stimuli (“observations”) and then uses these “minimal length algorithms” in order to simulate physical phenomena‐thereby revealing the “laws of nature”. In this paper we theorize that this process of “Self”‐organization and category formation is implimented via a set of coexisting (strange) attractors in the cognizant apparatus each one of which attracts (and therefore compresses) whole subsets of “initial conditions” the sum‐total of which constitute the set of external stimuli. This set of the initial conditions forms the “Basin” of the attractors and the processes of partition and category formation in the mind involves the topology of the separatrixes amongst the individual subsets of the Basin. We examine in particular how the information processing is mediated by the thalamocortical pacemaker of the brain and, therefore, what might be the role of E.E.G (which is measurable on a routine basis) in Cognition.
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