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Consciousness and the human brain

The creation of Adam, the father for consciousness in the brain

By on 23 April 2020

The Creation of Adam

Figure 1: "The Creation of Adam" by Michelangelo - The Father as the Consciousness in the Human Brain

Michelangelo's father with his angels in the shape of the human brain

Michelangelo painted the creative father in the form of a human brain. The head of the father is where human consciousness is to be located: in the frontal cortex of the cerebrum.

  • The father symbolises the loving creative consciousness and is painted with everything that belongs to him in the shape of the human brain.
  • The right arm of the father symbolises the creative impulse.
  • The left arm of the father, surrounds "Eve" or "the feminine" and thus corresponds to the cingulate cortex, which surrounds the limbic system.

The Father as the loving consciousness creates the new reality, the human being.

Human consciousness is anatomically located in the brain, more precisely in the frontal cortex of the cerebrum. Initiating, creative impulses emanate from here.

The human being becomes a human being through consciousness.

Man differs from animals in that he can observe, reflect and instruct himself. He uses his consciousness for this purpose. With this he can strategically plan his behaviour and give himself, i.e. his body, impulses. Thus, as a good king, he rules creatively and responsibly in his life and manages his resources wisely (see Kingly Rule in Life).

The human brain functions and the chakras

The different functions of human existence can also be assigned to the different areas of the human brain (for more see The Seven Chakras and the Path of Healing).

These illustrations show the human radius of action with the corresponding brain functions:

limbic system
7 Areas of Life - Brain Areas and Chakras

Consciousness in the human brain

  • The king - consciousness (his mind): Human consciousness is anatomically located in the frontal cortex of the human brain (frontal cortex).
  • Theking's "right hand" - the cingulate cortex: The link between the supreme power of the state and his kingdom is the "king's right hand", the closest advisor and administrator of the state apparatus. In the human brain, this can be seen in the cingulate cortex. This is where the capacity for empathy and networked thinking is located.
  • The queen and the kingdom - the limbic system: This controls the unconscious functions of the body.

Consciousness and the control functions in the brain

The frontal cortex - human consciousness

Human consciousness is anatomically located in the frontal cortex of the human brain. In other words, this is where the Top control centredirector, so to speak. This control centre is directly or indirectly connected to almost all areas of the brain. It receives information from the deeper structures (limbic system) and can have an activating or inhibiting effect on them. The frontal cortex is responsible for the Working memory and the Action planning but also for the implementation of abstract values through Inhibition of action and Social behaviour. The History- and Future awareness leads to the ability of Anticipation, that is, foreseeing the consequences of an action.
In this area, then, are to be located all those abilities that make man a man: the respect basic ethical values and high cognitive performance such as thinking, planning and Decision-making.[1]

The "girding cortex" - networking and empathy

Interface between conscious and unconscious functions

The anterior cingulate cortex (green in Fig.2) ends in the anterior cortex of the cerebrum (orbifrontal, ventromedial cortex in Fig. below). Here, in the "3rd eye", is the interface between thinking, feeling and acting, between the cerebral cortex and underlying structures, between consciousness and unconscious functions.

Reward and networking

The cingulate cortex controls reactions through motivation, reward and networking. Its task is to network the various impulses in such a way that appropriate behaviour becomes possible. It has to do with attention and impulse control, with perception of pain and with "reward".

The limbic system

Figure 2: The girdling cortex (green) as the closest advisor to "King Consciousness" (purple) and "Voice from the People" (limbic system, orange).

Attention! Impairment due to internal conflicts

The cingulate cortex is involved in the processing of internal conflicts that can occur in the areas of motivation, thinking and feeling, for example when experiences do not match expectations.[2]

Paralysis and blockages

Impairments in this area can lead to blockages. People with an impairment of the cingulate cortex find it more difficult to control, plan and monitor their actions. They become passive and listless (paralysed as if by the venom of a snake) or impulsive and uncontrolled. This makes it difficult for the conscious (thinking, wanting) and the unconscious (body) to work together constructively (see The snake in the head - our old reptilian brain).

The limbic system - controlling unconscious functions

The limbic system (orange in Fig. 1) controls the automatic body functions and translates the impulses of the cerebrum into actions . Figuratively speaking, this is the state apparatus with its officials in the executive functions: as judges, public prosecutors, administration and enforcement.

These organs are in detail:

Jurisdiction: The amygdala

It belongs - metaphorically speaking - to the "jurisdiction" and public prosecutor's office.
As the central evaluation instance, it is the "trigger centre for decisions". It is also involved in the development and processing of fear.

Implementation and enforcement: the hypothalamus

By releasing nerve messengers and hormones, it causes decisions to be translated into physical reactions.

Management: The hippocampus

This is where learning experiences are "managed". Things and situation features are stored by linking them to feelings and thus "labelling and classifying" them. (When a familiar feeling arises, the corresponding learned behaviour pattern is automatically called up before thinking kicks in. This enables fast, reflex-like action in acute threat). However, the hippocampus is also susceptible to stress. (The "resting needs of civil servants" are proverbial J). Research has shown that the hippocampus can regress with persistent stress and negativity.

Confusion in thoughts and feelings, anxiety and excessive demands, lead to inner confusion and make it difficult to deal constructively with challenging situations.

Concluding remark:

It is the task of consciousness as "government" to take responsibility for "peace and well-being in the country" and to ensure that the inhabitants are well and can live confidently.

This is how life will blossom and bear fruit.


[1]ßhirn/die-großhirnrinde-neo-oder-isocortex/ [3.1.16]

[2] cf. e.g.

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