EAVASIVE

You might have to deploy a Tolerance-principled attitude in order to accEPT and appreciate what EAVASIVE approximately stands for, or what it as a result of an ambitious aim elastically (grammatically and even semantically so) pertains to.

 

As a result of a by earnest intent kept science-aligned 'enlightenment pursuing' travail — an effortful preoccupation that along the way came to involve humorously soothing (thereby philosophizing facilitating) MAD-inspired sem_antics and a couple of other kinds of wordplay (i.e. a mixture of approaches that at times amounted to almost excessively pert 'textual tinkering'), EAVASIVE does more fairly (=with very little ballast of derogatory bias and without blinkers) and more deeply and comprehensively than the conventional Freudian concept "neurotic", represent an understanding of how we humans evolved to have brains with functures that make us behave (pay/focus actention) in adaptive as well as maladaptive (but of course this far on the whole predominantly adaptive) ways.   

The EA portion of EAVASIVE

The EA portion of the acronym (short for Evolved Ambiadvantageous[ly adaptive] ) represents an ÆPT heuristic (or an explanatory principle/tool for an ÆPT take on ourselves). 

 

More precisely, the EA portion of EAVASIVE represents the self-evident fact that Nature does — as part of "her" bioevolutionary/naturally selective aspects, including lifetime challenges — juxtapose/combine/overlap more or less directly procreation promoting opportunities with threats of "SHI type" come "CURSES type".

In slightly different words: 

What is to a significant extent naturally concurring/combining/overlapping are selection pressures (again of course including lifetime challenges) of Opportunity-type and not just any Threats but specifically Threats of SHI-type come Threats of CURSES-type.

Therefore, Nature has tended to provide a selective advantage to mutations (or, more precisely and concretely put, Natural Selection has, by far most significantly in the phylogeny of us folk, 'prioritised the persistence' of mutations) that have, correspondingly, conferred ambiadvantageously adaptive (lineage-lengthening) functures/responses/behaviors.

The heuristic explained more precisely: 

Anthropic evolution 'produced', to a unique extent, ambiadvantageous mutations (surely most typically pleiotropic such) that have made it possible for CURSES to become a co-motivating 'fuel' for environmentally present Opportunities to be more or less directly exploited.

 

Put somewhat differently: 

Ambiadvantageous mutations in our phylogeny have — as explained by the corresponding ÆPT principle or heuristic — paved the way for our uniquely human capacity to convert primarily insidious/threatening CURSES to be (and for having thus far on balance been) a source of co-motivating fuel for directly or indirectly Opportunity-exploiting (procreation promoting or lineage-lengthening) brain functions, behaviors or preoccupations.

A "CURSES" (same spelling in plural) is what gets left behind/imprinted (as if 'put') inside a neural Actention Selection Serving System (ASSS) that has for any reason ended up under and coped with a threat of SHI-type.

The ASSS (the minimally truncated or least textually tight version of this ÆPT acronym and important concEPT) becomes when truncated maximally as tight as AS, as it appears right in the middle of EAVASIVE.

[By the way, CURSES is the shortest possible version of this concEPT expressed as an ÆPTly allusive acronym. Longer versions are possible but their acronymic spellings tend to look less distinctly allusive although still suitably spooky.] 

The VAS portion of EAVASIVE

The VAS portion of EAVASIVE highlights our uniquely human language-associated/enabled cognitive brain functions and behaviors/preoccupations

The IVE portion of EAVASIVE

The IVE portion of EAVASIVE completes the acronym while it also serves as a pointer to the widely publicised and informed about "selective unconsciousness enabling" brain function — one that involve amongst else endogenous opioids. 

What follows is mostly redundant writings about EAVASIVE and related concEPTs. (I might eventually delete it.)  

EAVASIVE implies a fundamental heuristic explanatory principle; one that it is not inEPT to think of as a sub-heuristic or sub-principle of Darwin's (Natural Selection).

EAVASIVE, the most integrative (implicitly so) of all concEPTs, was contrived from the following ingredients:
 

The first ingredient: 

It is approximately represented by the first two letters, EA (short for "Evolved Ambiadvantageous{ly adaptive}). "EA" represents the above mentioned sub-principle (or sub-heuristic) in relation to Darwin's "Natural Selection" (NS).

 

Slightly more specifically, the letters represent that momentous ("selective sweep" causing) and typically pleiotropic mutations of DNA have occurred and conferred new or extra ambiadvantageously adaptive functions. 

More specifically still (according to the schematic ÆPT take on our phylogeny):

 

Such momentous natural tweaks of DNA in our phylogeny typically gave rise to new or enhanced functions and behaviors whereby environmentally present procreation promoting Opportunities could be and were (more or less directly) exploited with help of extra motivation or co-motivation (basically action potentials) brought via non-default connections established by neural plasticity (that is, developmental neural sprouting and competition for neurotrophic factors) from CURSES; Such "non-default" connections reroute or 'siphon off' excitatory neural signals from what Arthur Janov described as "primal pain".

 

Moreover, thus emerged new or enhanced ambiadvantageous preoccupations/behaviors not only did serve (still serve) as a way of meeting environmental challennges of Opportunity type; They also, at the same time, supplement a post or presynaptic sequestration of by current circumstantial factors prompted as well as by the excitatory core of CURSES (as indefinitely distress postponing states) provided sensory-motivational signaling that would otherwise manifest as a maladaptively "focused/paid" actention of distress-type (or a ditto preoccupation/behavior/reaction).

ÆPTly put, the extra motivation/co-motivation behind EAVASIVE behaviors/preoccupations comes from CURSES induced (implicit memories automatically conditioned-in and left behind (thus as if 'put'👻) by survived circumstantial threats of SHI type💩.

 

It is important to keep in mind that the excitatory core of any conditioned--in state (a CURSES) left behind in a brain (or neural actention selection serving system) by one (or more) no longer under circumstantial threat of SHI type is still exerting an endogenous pressure that is both neurologic and naturally selective. 

An alternative ÆPT spelling of "SHI threats" derived from a more completely explanatory word-string is possible but the resulting acronym is less distinKt (less SEPTIC humored). This alternative is "SCHI threats" — the inserted C would be standing for "circumstantial".

The by SHI type threats (or ditto predicaments or ordeals) conditioned-in post traumatic (post SCHIT) neural states are are concEPTualized as CURSES (same spelling in singular).

 

By us humans such conditioned-in states (CURSES) are, because of ambiadvantageous mutations in our recent phylogeny (mutations that occurred approximately since our common ancestors looked and behaved similar to chimps) are uniquely as if 'internally tapped' (automatically so, within our brain or neural actention selection serving systems) as an extra motivational/co-motivational 'fuel' for taking (or exploiting) environmentally present opportunities — i.e. environmental features such as not least potential mating partners. 

 

Evolutionary opportunities is the primary or leading side of the ÆPTly recognized (dug out) dialectic dichotomy of "an evolutionary pressure totality".

 

The notion of an evolutionary pressure totality is not just possible to apply philosophically to our own evolution (phylogeny) but this simple dichotomy (the leading constructive "opportunity side" of which is ÆPTly thought of as having an dialectically opposing side consisting of always trailing and destructive "threats") can even be used for keeping astrophysical evolution philosophically tidy.

In the phylogeny of fauna (and not least of us folk) "opportunity type evolutionary pressures have been both directly or indirectly procreation promoting, or lineage lenghtening if and when exploited, 'pounced (successfully) on', or "taken".

The neurophysioanatomical functions and evolutionary principle that help to explains why we have the mentalities/psychologies and display the behaviors (not all of which are adaptive) that we do, are (all-in-all) referred to by the abbreviated concEPT (or notion) EAVASIVE.

Momentous (selective sweep causing) ambiadvantageous mutations during our relatively recent phylogeny conferred not just a maintained or increased capacity to survive threats of SHI-type but an increased capacity to cope opportunistically with SCHI threat's conditioned-in aftermath, namely with CURSES. 

 

Ambiadvantageous coping with CURSES involves a rerouting of the excitatory neural component of such incurred and primarily insidious states (or "implicit memories").

[Any CURSES is primarily threatening even though we human brains can in many cases adaptively siphon-off excitatory (motivational) signal from the always likewise excitatory core of any CURSES. 

 

"CURSES" is approximately derivable from Conditioned-in Unconsciously Repercussing State/s Effecting Symptoms.

The EA portion of EAVASIVE is a pointer to Evolved Ambiadvantageous[ly adaptive] mutations.

 

"Opportunities" is the simple and most general meant primary side of a percEPTively noted and ÆPTly denoted (and thus put to autodidactic and didactic use) dichotomy of an evolutionary 'pressures totality' the other side of which is ÆPTly (and very simply) termed "threats". However, the ÆPT emphasis is on threats of SCHI (or SHI) type and the primarily insidious threats in the form of CURSES left being by for any reason ended up under and survived SCHIT.  

Most specifically and most importantly, the EA portion (ingredient) of EAVASIVE refers to that evolutionary pressures/lifetime challenges commonly consist of parallel (or overlapping) Opportunities+SHI type threats; or, even more importantly, consist of Opportunities + one or more insidiously challenging CURSES (incurred from no longer circumstantially present SHI-threats).

"SHI threats" refers to threats of a kind that "implore" to be survived by way of "Specific/synaptic Hibernation" (SH) — do as if any threat 'beg' to not become fatal or procreation prohibiting 😏.]



 

The next (2nd) implicitly EAVASIVE co-defining ingredient is represented by the third capital; a "V" that might optimally stand for the "v" in "verbal". 

"Verbal" refers to the in our phylogeny most recently added language functions. In other words, in refers to that we have an exceptionally potent talent for (and tendency to) talk and an even more recently added capacity to text.

The genetic changes that led to the human language functions have been found to have occurred from the same pre-evolved genetic base and on the same and along the same or similar developmental changes as those that led to the ability of many birds and some non-human mammals (e.g. elephants, whales and dolphins) who learn their respective non-human languages. It has also been determined that the pre-evolved functures (genetic/ontogenetic/neurophysiological such) that mutated to allow all these animals to learn their respective languages are those that those involved with 'brainy' animals control of their movements. https://www.hhmi.org/insidelook/erich-jarvis  

Our relatively recently added language enabling functures make us a uniquely powerful [able to strongly impact our environment is a variety of ways] because of their synergy with not uniquely human (pre-evolved and as if 'platform providing') traits such as our stereoscopic vision, bipedalism, and dextrousness. 

When verbal functions arouse in our ancestors, a boost of the already existing "ambiadvantageous" functures was thereby received. Hence the "EAV" portion of EAVASIVE.

The third ingredient of EAVASIVE:

It situated right in the middle of EAVASIVE and is represented by the acronym "AS" — a maximally truncated version of Actention Selection Serving System.

[Of the 3 ways to spell this ÆPT substitute for "brain" only the one with 2 Ss is an clear and unmistakable example of medium strength use of "SEPTIC (or SÆPTIC) humor".] 

AS is ingredient of EAVASIVE that most intimately ties the ÆPT meaning of EAVASIVE to the conventional notion of "selective attention". 

 

"Selective attention" and the word "attention" have been ÆPTly amalgamated with the word "activity" (chiefly neural and neuromuscular such), something that gave rise to the concEPT of "actention" or "selective actention". 

Hence, "selective actention" has a meaning with greater breadth and depth (or dEPTh) than does "selective attention".

Long before our ancestors had become 'talkative' they in common with all other mammals mollusks fish reptiles and insects, had functures for (or that manifested as) what is conventionally called "selective attention". 

Selective actention is of course an in most instances adaptive function.

The conventional meaning of "attention" has been ÆPTly re-conceptualized to "actention" with so much more of a meaty and broadened meaning that to "a paid actention" means the same as a state of consciousnessT.

Selective actention still refers (ÆPTly so) to a phylogenetically ancient capability (or functure) that serves as an survival promoting "filter" that only allows some of the by an individual's senses in its here and now registered received circumstantial influences, and it also refers to that the same functure (or combination of inhibitory functions) serves as a filter that basically does entirely automatically select which and how much of in an individual's past circumstantially presented influences (sensorially received, processed, registered and stored such) that are to be allowed to become internally replayed; That is, "replayed" to an extent that in most lifetime settings (or situations) would amount to a maladaptive "focus/paying of actention" (i.e. an active muscular or mental preoccupying replay of stored past experience). 

Some external or internal sources of stimulation — in other words current circumstantial or past (but then stored and since then kept ready to replay/reverberate/repercuss) causes (or sources) of excitatory (sensory-motivational) neural messages — are innocuous and situationally unimportant (or irrelevant) but even relatively innocuous sources of stimulation can be maladaptively distracting if actended to at the wrong time and place. 

In stark contrast it is crucial that selective filtering of neural messages occurs when internal or circumstantial sources of neural stimulation (interoception or exteroception) give rise to excitatory neural messages on the way to result in maladaptive fear/pain/distress.

The by EAVASIVE implied (and by the acronym's ingredients both implied and exemplified) inhibitory synaptic relay-blocking brain functions that specifically protect against maladaptive distress is ÆPTly referred to by the abbreviation "SH".

SH is short for Specific 'Hibernation'.

 

SH is suitably contrasted with "General 'Hibernation'" (GH) — i.e. seasonally prepared for and entered into dormancy — hence GH refers to both "aestivation" and "hibernation" as the words are meant in a conventional sense. 

 

"SH" was tailor-made for figuring in an acronym that represents circumstantial threats that by definition can not be adaptively coped with in a way that leaves room for in parallel situationally present Opportunities to be taken (exploited) without an indefinite 'pain/panic/distress postponing' synaptic transmission-"gating" (blocking) function.

The most passive possible synapse-gating SH function is implied by the ÆPT meaning of EAVASIVE; it is because a capacity to most passively possible avoid maladaptive distress is an aspect of neural actention selection serving systems (represented by the AS, not by ASS or ASSS, right in the middle of EAVASIVE). 

 

 

The fourth and last ingredient: 

This ingredient corresponds to the last 3 letters of EAVASIVE. 

It is mostly the result of how I met my goal of completing an internally instructive acronym that also had a suitably allusive and also and clearly enough spelled 'semantic surface'. 
 

Luckily, the widely known and published role played within our psychophysiology by endogeous opiate-like neurotransmission modulating peptides, best and most simply known by the name "endorphins", came to the rescue.

What is achieved by neurons that release endorphins (and commonly also other inhibitory transmitters) is typically an adaptive state of "selective unconsciousness" or, in other words, not a seasonally entered into adaptive state of dormancy in response to hot and dry or harsh wintery conditions but a non-seasonally induced state concEPTualized as "Specific/synaptic Hibernation" (SH). 

"Rerouted" excitatory neural messages are relevant to the meaning of EAVASIVE.

Any highly selective synaptic relay blocking inhibitory neural functions ("highly selective" as in capable of having a very precise response preventing and 'consciousnessT censoring' effect) that stop excitatory sensory-motivational messages en route to an escalating expenditure of primarily neurometabolic resources and to manifest as a maladaptively focused/paid actention of distress-type, are what is ÆPTly referred to as Specific/synaptic Hibernation (SH for short).

 

Any by definition always circumstantial factors of SH imploring type that are survived because SH blocks the originally stimulated "SHI threat detecting" sensory-motivational neurons' signaling automatically leave behind corresponding CURSES states of indefinitely postponed and as if insidiously lurking sources of potentially maladaptive distress. The very same neurons that detected an in the past survived circumstantial SH imploring threat do subsequently constitute the excitatory message generating core of the CURSES that such threats automatically as if "put" (leave behind in a thus affected ASSS).

However, in us humans actention potentials generated by neurons at the core of CURSES can become 'siphoned off' as extra motivational fuel for (an extra internal fuel being funneled toward driving) behaviors of 'opportunity-taking' character.

Such messages can be siphoned off because of synaptic plasticity such as neural sprouting toward potential synaptic sites where functionally significant synaptic points of contact can be established. Such potential connections can be experientially prompted — e.g. non-default neural connections can result when instinctively prioritized default connections don't get established because developmental needs are chronically deprived.

It is only natural that synaptic plasticity, which involve neural sprouting, does tend, in combination with CURSES, to contribute to and drive EAVASIVE preoccupations or behavior that are not all equally adaptive but that also in many cases behaviors of a bizarre or criminal character. 

Most important for the full heuristic meaning of EAVASIVE is that procreation promoting lifetime challenges/selection pressures of Opportunity type overlap (∩) with "SHI-threats come CURSES" (yes, specifically with those 2 aspects or categories of all possible lifetime challenges of Threat type).

It is through these 3 ÆPTly cut but not greatly polished lingual lenses (Opportunity type evolutionary pressure, and Threats of SHI-type come CURSES-type) that ÆPT light is shone to project a heuristically revealing view of the EAVASIVE aspect of our evolution, behavior (human affairs) and brains.

Other pre-evolved abilities includes things like: A capacity to associate and imagine possible (or likely) circumstantial opportunities and threats; A capacity to discern and remember small differences between sounds — e.g. dogs can identify and learn/assign meaning to words; Stereoscopic vision paired with already great dexterity (both adaptations to an arboreal lifestyle in densely forested habitat); And, last but not least, upright and well-balanced bipedal locomotion.

 

Of importance to how we now are and behave is that mutations that made our ancestors permanently bipedal also brought about a narrowing of the pelvic region that along with enlarging brains translated into extra SH-imploring threats come CURSES; It did because the 'unavoidable quasi-opportunity' to be born (and give birth) could only be 'haplessly taken' by enduring being under a SHI type threat in the form of an extremely adverse squeezing pressure while passing through the birth-canal. 

On top of a thus incurred (from the birthing process) corresponding CURSES, XXX to make matters worse into a postnatal state of extreme neoteny, hence dependence/self-helpless and vulnerability ending up under SHI type CURSES incurring to; hence an extra likelihood of ending up under SHI threats of a chronically need-frustrating kind.

 

CURSES do very commonly provide subconscious fuel for distress-evading misplaced or disproportionate EAVASIVE fury as well as for distress-evading philosophizing and a vast variety of other EAVASIVE preoccupations and behaviors — some of which are aggressive and destructive while others are readily socially accepted or even applauded or nice and constructive and generally lauded. 

However, some symptoms of CURSES/EAVASIVE behaviors have no ÆPTly redeeming features and are entirely awful; For example, the EAVASIVE behaviors and preoccupations of serial killers, or preachers of and followers and practitioners of aggressive fundamentalist religions such as, currently most glaringly, Islamist preachers of the Islamic form of religious insanities and jihadists.