I'm reconnecting my thinking to simulation theory of mind in a big way.
I wrote a decent sized essay recently and I ended it with a discussion of simulation. Basically, I was trying to understand if there is a mode of thought that could connect my disparate references to civility, aesthetics, and zen. I concluded that all of those processes must involve simulative modes of thought.
I recently did some writing, that I've yet to post, on simulation and the collision/diffusion/comparison of thought. I'm feeling very connected to these ideas.
I need to do some real reading and writing on simulation and synthetic experience and other stuff soon.