Tree-like heatsinks. Lovely. There was a much more fractal-like one, but the image was too big to post.
Greta wrote:The result is a "brain terrain" and the reason why we awaken the same person as when we go to sleep, that is, upon awakening the consciousness flows the only way it can - along pre-existing conditioned tracks (and, as with rivers, the flow slowly changes the grooves as time passes).
Interesting parallel. The re-enforcement of paths.
There's branching in the tracks formed by an ant nest not far from my front door, which I get to observe every day - and especially so on those summer says when one "ant nest branch" (tentacle? pseudopod?) sneaks in the front door and makes a line for empty wrappers on my desk...
Yes, I suppose that's one of the ways in which ants and their like resemble individual component of a single organism. Also similar to the way that human-made roads develop over time - re-enforcing established paths, with the result that road systems resemble all these other tree-like structures. This time, lines in a 2 dimensional structure which has evolved to maximize the efficiency with which people can cross a 1 dimensional barrier between different 2 dimensional areas. Although, when actually using the road system where I live, it's hard to believe that.