In Defense Of ADHD & Consciousness
Intelligence and consciousness are based on divergent electrical phenomena (according to Karl Pribram, not to mention Swami Nitty-Gritty).
Consciousness is not based on individual nerve impulses (voltage spikes), but on slower electrical field voltage shifts within the cellular mechanism.
Adano Ley (Swami Nitty-Gritty) identified concentration as “distress of the brain,” and he affirmed …
“The ability to relax the brain must be developed.”
He was aware of the pneumatic basis of both consciousness and intelligence …
“When inhalation meets exhalation, brain power increases. Yogis call it samadhi. The greater the lung power, the greater the brain power. Brain power is increased when breath enters this particular state of neutrality known as samadhi, the breathless state, hibernation, or suspended animation.”
Standard IQ tests — the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), the American College Test (ACT), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and an ad nauseum “alphabet soup” of other IQ tests — are extremely limited in their approach to intelligence measurement.
John Taylor Gatto wrote …
“That’s the secret behind short-answer tests, bells, uniform time blocks, age grading, standardization, and all the rest of the school religion punishing our nation. There isn’t a right way to become educated; there are as many ways as fingerprints. We don’t need state-certified teachers to make education happen — that probably guarantees it won’t.”
Cross-cultural intelligence is unfairly portrayed in such standard IQ tests, and high IQ has been correlated with maladaptive behavior, notably social ineptitude and impaired survival adaptions.
Consider that dumb-ass nerd, Archimedes, who was so engrossed in delineating his latest invention in the sand that he refused to acknowledge the enemy soldier who promptly beheaded him.