BIOCOGNITION

Biocognition relates to employing all biological systems as a means of knowing. It refers to using the whole body to perceive and relate to the world.

Introduction

Cognition typically relates to the mental process of acquiring information, reasoning that leads to knowledge or beliefs.42 Let's expand this to include all processes that shape awareness and knowing, not just mental. This brings to bear imagination, dreaming, psychic functioning, intuition, and other modes of perception. While bioenergetics provides a foundation for the biological basis of perception, biocognition offers of useful model for how to better understand and apply bioenergetics in that we gain more utility and purpose from body-mind interactions.

Biocognition relates to employing all biological systems as a means of knowing. It refers to using the whole body to perceive and relate to the world. Sometimes factual knowing transcends reasoning. You might "know" but have no rational basis for why it is that you are correct. By utilizing reason along with chakras and cornerstones, for example, we not only enhance our perception of the world but stand to gain access into those dimensions. As we expand our mind, we expand our world, our lives. An underlying perspective of this view is that cognition arises from the whole of our anatomy. We can filter this into narrow margins of perception, such as by using reason alone, or we can harness it to expand our relationship with life. Doing so doesn’t obviate what is known; it augments awareness is the same manner that innovative technologies stimulate new concepts, behaviors, and products.

 

First Section: Cornerstones of Perception