The Pacific Center for Advanced Studies was formed in 1993 to establish a multidisciplinary research environment for the scientists who wish to have an opportunity for free thought and creative research in their chosen field, without the hindrance of the requirements for commercial application or the usual academic requirements for publication. The center is composed of five institutes which encompass major segments of our Western culture:
The Center is dedicated to helping us promote our understanding of the world while improving our lives through research. This research has resulted in hundreds of original papers and a range of other publications aimed at both experts in the various fields and the general public, interested in the results of cutting edge research. We have in publication, three new books; a new book on the mind and computational aspects of consciousness, a book on a new theory of music, plus a book on the cognitive aspects of a brain gone awry from the loci of damage due to schizoaffective disorder, which includes depression, mania, and delusional episodes.
There is also significant research on the use of time in physical phenomena and the nature of time in physical systems, the role of neurochemicals in the production of analogical constructions in the brain, and the development of robotic systems which are self-aware. In addition, the Center is investigating the role of information fields as they affect both a priori and a posteriori information, and the modifications in field solutions due to the influence of contextual information.
This Institute carries on both theoretical and computer laboratory research, aimed at a better understanding of how Cognition and Mentation are supported by the biological structures of the brain. Scientific studies concerned with computationalism, synaptic neurochemical kinetics, isocortex computational and dynamic structures, informational transduction by neurochemicals, circuital dynamics, cytoarchitectural dynamics, convergence zone operational characteristics, relativism in information processing, RF/CF interactions, sequencing structures, PHI-effects in consciousness, hypothesis testing in the subconscious, biological and synthetic Will and executory functions, biological and synthetic consciousness and the role of neurochemicals in the production of analogical constructions within the brain. Studies are also involved in the development of biological and synthetic awareness and the analysis and theoretical structure of aware systems, including self-awareness.
This Institute carries on both theoretical and computer
laboratory research, aimed at a better understanding of how computational
Cognition and Mentation are supported by synthetic neural network structures
of the synthetic brain. Studies are also involved in the development of
synthetic awareness and the analysis and theoretical structure of aware
systems, including self-awareness. This laboratory uses theoretical-computational
means to study the behavior of synthetic neural populations with various
types of circuital configurations, including reentrant loops, synthetic
potentiation effects, synthetic neurochemical dynamics, and RF/CF and
relativistic interactions in a synthetic neural population. The operation
of neural nets with sublogical networks and attentional gates, operating
within a Gestalt type operating environment, with sequencing and binding
systems is a subject of further research using synthetic neural networks.
This Institute is involved heavily in theoretical research,
complemented by computer laboratory research and some physical laboratory
experiments. The areas of research include the nature of time and the
reduction of time into it's physical components. The effects of time substitutes
within both relativity theory and quantum mechanical theory and the mathematics
of quantum fields near the classical boundary. The impact of the observer
constraint on the kinetics of near-classical environments. The effect
of relativistic transformations in a non-time related environment at cosmological
This institute includes studies in advanced compositional
techniques, development of meta-musical formalisms, and the effect of
information reception and sensitivity to contextual dynamics as they effect
the conscious understanding of both centricity of keys and the use of
modularity in the metamorphosis of tonal subjectivity. New compositions
are developed in this laboratory which reflect the effect of music on
the listener when the key structure varies according to the natural prosody
of the engrossed listener, reflecting the effect of observer in the development
of the music.
This institute uses both theoretical development and
the empirical application of computational mathematical models to study
the input and processing of information by synthetic entities similar
to the human mind. Chaos and the development of organized systems is actively
researched with applications to autonomous, multi-agent environments.
Applicable theoretical constructs are applied to the development of synthetic,
volitional computational systems, as well as for analysis of self-organizing,
synthetic neural populations supporting agent behavior.