Signal -- a general term. we'll call it SIGNAL -- so you know what we're referring to.
1. noun - a gesture, action, or sound that is used to convey information or instructions, typically by prearrangement between the parties concerned.
2. an electrical impulse or radio wave transmitted or received
Some examples of SIGNAL are:
a phone ringing
a text message
an email response
a facial expression
a thumbs up 👍🏼
a baby crying definitely sends signal
a flash out of the corner of our eye
a timer going off
the steam coming off a cup of coffee
the sound of rain
a flashing cursor
Our brains work 100% on signal. And, all of it gets translated into electrical and chemical reactions.
One reason we're not as effective as we could be in life is because we simply don't understand what's happening in our bodies.
We can drive a hybrid car - but we may not understand how the engine works. Engines are complicated. As long as they are maintained, they can be used.
Our minds are the same way. Until, we want higher performance.
Computers are another example of complex systems we can use more powerfully as we gain understanding. I can use a spreadsheet without knowing advanced math. But, people who know advanced math can use a spreadsheet differently. And, they're interested in doing so.
When we learn about signal and neurons firing in our brain and biochemistry, we may become curious about how we can use them more powerfully.
What's one SIGNAL happening in your environment right now?