I would explore and reflect on Research, Wave Theory and Curiosity in this post.
I have changed my way of doing research through my blog posts: quite a bit. I trust that we could experiment with blog-post followed by peer & community review approach in doing research. I have been thinking about narrative and case study researches instead of mere surveys. This would ensure the theory model building is based on mixed research methods, and grounded on application-theory combination – grounded theory.
I have been thinking knowledge and learning along the lines of wave theory – i.e. learning as waves – resulting from the neuron-connection, that waveform as shown on the fMRI scan denotes the knowledge pattern and wave propagation as a learning both at a micro and macro -level. Here, the concept of fractals could be useful to denote the propagation of knowledge growth. Complexity Theory and Chaos Theory – where emergent learning arises could be explained when different waveform meet, causing interference patterns (either constructive or destructive interference – similar to the amplification and dampening action as in self-organizing networks), and different types of waves would be formed upon interaction.
I haven’t shared any of the above ideas to any one yet, as I started to think right now except the one here. It didn’t resonate with anybody else. Has anyone explored about these?
Wonders of Nature
Video that may be of interest
My wild questions on assumptions pop up about nature of everything, relating to the interconnected nature of science, where one wave sets up the changes (a ripple stirs up another set of waves, like the butterfly effect). We speak and hear – through sound waves, we see through light (light waves), we sense through touches – sensory “waves” – muscles contract and extend, we breathe and smell through air (air in the form of wave), we think with brain wave, we send signals through electromagnetic waves. Even earthquake, air turbulence, typhoon, hurricane, tsunami and black holes are the results of huge waves, some visible, some invisible!
Photos: Wikipedia Butterfly Effect
Would wave be a way of connection?
I wrote these before realizing the video on Curiosity, wonderfully crafted below, with narratives of Feynman.
Postscript: I just found this video about Waves, narrated by Feynman. What a coincidence of the concepts behind!
I found this video useful in explaining about Waves in Brain