Human Synchronization Maps—The Hybrid Consciousness ofthe Embodied Mind

I published a new paper in a special issue of Entropy I edited with Wolfgang Tschacher. This paper is bringing my research group work of the last 15 years to a higher theoretical level. Is not by chance that there is an opening quote by Henri Poincaré: “Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones. However, a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.”

The insights that this paper is willing to provide are about the nature of our house of human dynamics. In the last years, we explored the bio-semiotic nature of communication streams weaving emotions, bodies and language. We tried to clarify the coupling and decoupling dynamics of these biosemiotics streams. We investigated intraindividual and interpersonal relations as coevolution dynamics of hybrid couplings, that we had called Mind Force. We highlighted evidence of these hybrid dynamics that are also called chimaera states.

Human dynamics are so complex and prone to indeterminacy and randomness that even deterministic chaos might be considered, in many cases, as a reductionist simplification. Therefore, probabilistic models can include elements of randomness better than deterministic (chaos) models. Probabilistic models can better work if they focus on mesoscopic dynamics, just in a good balance between top-down and bottom-up. We identified that in language semiotics this mid-level is represented by morphemes as the sub-components of words that cannot be decomposed without losing meaning and grammatical function. Morphemes lead semiotic dynamics as they can embed meaning, rhythm and musicality. Morphemes can be considered as semiotic quanta of information in natural language, as they are the basic lexical item in a language. This can open a way to quantum field studies in biosemiotics and general human dynamics.

Chimera of Arezzo, Etruscan bronze c. 400 BC