Originally Posted by Joy
I wouldn't know enough about neuroscience to comment on the theory, but there are 8 functions, not 16.
That was a type error, I have edited it that part.
Originally Posted by Kristiina
It is possible, that the functions are not in brain regions, but more in the patterns... The electricity will go through certain brain cells, but it can't be measured with such accuracy.
In order to see the functions in the brain, we must know exactly how the neurons pass the signal to the next cell and how exactly a thought is manufactured through that. Maybe my knowledge is outdated, but I don't think scientists know that.
Exactly, this is what I was attempting to relay to everyone in my original post. I believe that each function is actually a path of electricity (perhaps something else) that travels in a pre-determined path through specific regions of the brain. To make this theory more visible: Imagine an electrical current travelling first through the visual cortex that contains information obtained through the senses. Afterwards, it travels through the lower right side of the prefrontal cortex and then to the amygdala. This entire process can be labelled as introverted intuition. The individual has noticed an image and processed it through the visual cortex for it to be transformed into a more complex pattern to be deciphered. The visual cortex recognizes that the image requires as something that requires prefrontal cortex analysis. The prefrontal cortex learns that the image obtained is signifying a threat or a opportunity and immediately sends this to the amygdala, which is translated into a "gut feeling".
This whole process lasts about a few seconds. Of course, it is not the regions of the brain that create the function, but the process that it must go through. If the visual cortex had diverted the image to another region of the brain, then a much more different premise would have arised. A function such as extraverted feeling is techinically the designated road imprinted in the brain in order to achieve a result required for a situation. There are 8 different pathways that for whatever reason have conquered over possibly 256 functions or more as a result of their practicality. Every individual uses each of these pathways, but 2 of them dominate in order to achieve more highly accurate and developed results. The functions that are used more frequently become stronger over time with usage and more efficient. Most importantly, the functions depend on the regions of the brain development that have nothing to do with the functions themselves, but are depended on by the functions to achieve promising results.