Metabolism influences neural dynamics

The level of arousal influences functional brain connectivity. This influence leads to changes in the dynamics of thought. A sleepy person has a less rigid, more fluid pattern of thought. Conversely, a stressed person is considered to have a rigid, accurate, conventional dynamic. In the context of the neural manifold hypothesis, this suggests that metabolic influences alter the manifold structure and vector field. Additionally, this means that one can intentionally modify their current neural dynamics using voluntary controls of arousal (e.g. through breathwork or optic flow). In this view, slight temperature fluctuations affecting the dynamics of neuromorphic computing can be seen as a change in metabolism.

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