On Reciprocity The word and the concept has me thinking. Once again. It's a word and a concept that I have known for a long time. I distinctly recall hearing about it again when joining ActiveRain.
The importance of reciprocity. The why. The whens and the hows. Much of those early days in this forum are but a mere blur. I may not always or consistently fully practice reciprocity here. But there it is and as light bulb moments often do it takes on so many definitions when it comes to this forum. I digress. Off onto a tangent. Anyway.
Reciprocity certainly has plenty of real life implications. Maybe it goes back to long ago far before AR. I remember hearing about the importance of the golden rule as a very young child. Do unto others... In the real world too. Do not ask what your country can do for you... If you think about it you likely can think of many more examples. My wondering led me once again on a search for additional thoughts and I found many. This particular quote stood out and I stopped. I read it twice. And then again. I like it. It fits. For me. Right now.
Neuroscientists talk a lot about brain circuits.
In fact, the word 'circuit' is probably misleading.
We do not know where most circuits begin and end.
And unlike an electrical circuit,
brain connections are heavily reciprocal and recursive,
so that's a direction of information flow that can be inferred
but sometimes not proven.
Thomas R Insel
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