The “Why Things Move?” has long been postulated question by physicists, as well as philosophers. Spinoza, von Neumann, Feynman, to name the few, went into the realm of a spiritual, that never got accepted by the mainstream physics. The Truth of life itself cannot be understood using the tools of physics, simply because in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve — are the resonating words of the founding father of quantum physics, Max Plank.
It has been widely accepted now, however, that the brain is a physical organ and that we should continue working on developing the tools to better understand our minds. In my study, I use information theory in the study of computability of genotype information. It seemed to me an appropriate way to go on a borderline of Computational Physics and Computational Neuroscience, while a graduate student. I believe now that have contributed to both of the two fields. The Stochastic Resonance Synergetics theory lays down in my view a new perspective to networked system dynamics and computation, from subatomic to behavioral data analysis. In the age of the Internet, I have been able to accomplish it mainly working from home with occasional visits to the Labs interested in exchanging the ideas.
Sure enough, we can’t all have a supercollider on our doorstep to test our theories. Nothing discouraging there though since vast mysteries of the Universe will remain elusive during our lifetime, anyway. It does not limit a wondering mind to leave a spiritual testimony that shapes its beliefs and governs its existence. Although a certainty is what most of us desire in life, in fact, it appears quite opposite – it is a prevailing uncertainty of things that make the Universe moves.
PS: I was born in a communist country, but never considered myself an atheist, as far as I can recall. I have also experienced a revival of the religious freedom in my home country, but hardly can consider myself religious, either. As far as an organized religion is concerned, I would say. Even now, I cherish my feelings toward our family cat with a lot of empathy that I believe she feels, in a similar way, too. Well, most of the time, as far as I can tell 🙂