Symmetrizing object and meta levels organizes thinking

Tatsuji Takahashi*, Yukio Pegio Gunji

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We present a single non-cellular finite automaton model first shown to exhibit self-organizing behavior with intermittency and criticality, through a self-referential process. We propose a method to make self-referential contradiction a dynamic process of interaction with the selves in first person and third person description. The process represents thinking as inner dialogue with the self in second person. The dynamic effect of the rewrite shows characters proper to internal measurement, disequilibration by equilibration and transfer of inconsistency to the neighborhood by local resolution of the inconsistency. As the result, the advent of contradiction is postponed by the rewrite. The duality of internal measurement subject prevents inner dialogue in second person from lapsing into monologue. Criticality of thinking process is expressed. A probabilistic interpretation of non-determinacy weakening oracle is the key.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-105
Number of pages11
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb
Externally publishedYes


  • Criticality
  • Finite automaton
  • Inner speech
  • Intermittency
  • Internal measurement
  • Second person
  • Self-organization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Applied Mathematics


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