written by Melanie Anne Phillips
illusration by Chris Huntley
To enter the model, click on the
To navigate through the model, click on any item,
though you would do well to read the text below first...
Appearing much like a Rubik's Cube, the model of
Mental Relativity is a visual representation of the relationships among families of
thought. Just as models of DNA often resemble a structure built from children's tinker
toys, so too, the model of Mental Relativity is deceptively simple.
In fact, the model is an elegant, yet sophisticated
matrix in which groups of squares (called Quads) reprensent equations. Conceptual
items (called Appreciations) are assigned to appropriate squares, effectively
giving semantic values to the variables in each Quad's equation.
The model presented here is at rest, meaning
that it represents a mind in complete equillibrium. In fact, this is a state which never
occurs in nature, as there is always some mental or physical inequity which requires
attention at some level.
When the model is put in motion, much again like a
Rubik's cube being turned, Appreciations are moved out of balanced allignment and create
potential as they come into conjunction with other, less similar Appreciations. It is the
dynamic evolution of the patterns created by the model that are both descriptive and
predictive of mental processes.