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The Antipodal Associative Paradigm


The Antipodal Associative Paradigm is a structure for descriptive association, contained in the memory, which corresponds to the hierarchal scale of the Dyadic Authoritative Comparative, or degrees of consequence between opposites of a same class. This is like any given subject rated from one to ten, or as the vacation was rated a seven. The porridge was not too hot, and not too cold, but just right.

Two independent types of sensory response are distinguished here based upon whether or not the association contains Consequential Value, such as the difference between the thought of dirt or heart surgery. These are described as Natural Affection characterized by Amorphous Sensation and Emotion. Amorphous Sensation is wherein the sensory response is not enhanced or animated by Consequential Value. One's reaction to an eight dollar wine may be not be very animated, but becomes quite enhanced if told it is not an eight but five hundred dollar wine. Sensory response is fairly similar for most people to regular things like the taste of peach, smell of grass, or the touch of a spiny cactus. But if the association has consequence attached such as a sentimental keep sake or family photographs, sensory reaction can become enhanced.

Emotion is defined as the alteration of present sensory experience by association which contains Consequential Value. The Dyadic Authoritative Comparative represents an archetypal, hierarchal system of instructions for the assignment of Consequential Value to any given state or entity. The Antipodal Associative Paradigm is the associative reflection of this structure which affects the emotional sensory response. The taste of the apple was assessed as some degree between good and bad or sweet and bitter. If one loses a dime, it is low on the scale of worth and it may not matter and thus there is not much sensory response. But if the dime is very rare and a collectors item, high on the scale of consequence and of great value and worth to the individual, the loss will probably provoke a strong sensory or what is defined here as emotional response. Since different people value different things, emotional response varies from person to person and the individual who is not particularly attached to anything may not show a lot of emotion.