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Compound Modes in Cognitive Architectures: A Multidimensional Exploration

Title_ Compound Modes in Cognitive Architectures_ A Multidimensional Exploration (1)
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Jason Fillion

Independent Research

New Haven, CT, United States of America

June 6, 2023

Abstract - Compound modes epitomize an advanced construct within cognitive architecture, where an interplay of cognitive modalities culminates in multifaceted structures. In this paper, we systematically dissect the components of compound modes: the facilitating element, accentuated element, subsidiary element, and the ignored or omitted element, detailing their functions and interrelations. We then delve into the conjugational diversity that arises from these interactions, highlighting the conscious nature of the facilitating element in mediating information exchange. Notably, we examine a newly conceptualized construct: the quasi-state, a transient phenomenon manifesting within compound modes due to the interaction between the subsidiary and accentuated elements. This exploration uncovers the delicate interplay at the heart of these cognitive structures, enriching our understanding of their inherent dynamism and complexity. A conceptual analogy likening cognitive architecture to an atelier is employed to render the abstract notions more accessible. Finally, we discuss the developmental continuum of psychological dynamics materializing from the integration processes within compound modes, and their implications for cognitive plasticity and adaptability. Through this exploration, we aim to enhance our understanding of compound modes, thereby advancing our knowledge of the complexity and dynamism inherent in cognitive architecture.

Keywords: Accentuated elements, AXIS XII, cognitive architecture, cognitive development, cognitive networks, cognitive plasticity, cognitive processes, cognitive rigidity, compound modes, conjugational diversity, conscious and unconscious domains, developmental continuum of psychological dynamics, Extroverted Judgment, Extroverted Perception, facilitating element, ignored or omitted elements, information exchange, interplay within cognitive architecture, Introverted Judgment, Introverted Perception, Jungian psychological types, longitudinal evolution of compound modes, Mode of Alignment, Mode of Interaction, Mode of Revision, preliminary hypotheses, psychic energy, quasi-states, Socionics, subsidiary elements, synaptic plasticity.

1 Introduction

1.1 Background on Cognitive Architectures and Emergent Properties

Cognitive architecture encompasses the underlying structure and interplay of cognitive processes within the human mind. An intriguing aspect within cognitive architecture is the emergence of properties that manifest when cognitive modalities synchronize and interact. Compound modes, the focus of this paper, epitomize an advanced construct within cognitive architecture, characterized by a multifaceted structure arising from the synchronization of cognitive modalities. At their essence, compound modes involve ‘mode conjunctions’ which bridge seemingly disparate cognitive functions through an exchange of information.

The AXIS XII research team's exploration of compound modes originated from an offshoot group's comprehensive work in vultology. While vultology, 13 a study primarily concerned with the analysis of human conversational expressions and body language, did not originally encompass the concept of compound modes, it offered an initial platform for our group's exploration.

Our team began by applying an adapted version of the vultology code developed by Cognitive Type (CT). This adaptation allowed us to embark on detailed frame-by-frame video analyses, providing a fine-tuned lens to observe and record energetic interactions at the millisecond level. This investigative approach set our work apart from the original CT methodology and subsequently identified compound modes.

As our research unfolded, we transitioned towards a more psychoanalytic approach. The use of vultology as a tool receded, and our investigations into compound modes extended beyond the initial video analyses. The study of these emergent phenomena advanced into tracking these properties through in-depth psychological discussions and analyses, offering fresh insights into the dynamics of cognitive architecture.

1.2 Scope and Hypothesis

In this paper, we systematically dissect the components of compound modes, including the facilitating element, accentuated element, subsidiary element, and the ignored or omitted element. We elucidate the functions and interrelations of these components and examine the conjugational diversity that arises from their interplay. The facilitating element, in particular, holds a conscious nature in mediating information exchange, which we delve into. Furthermore, we employ a conceptual analogy that likens cognitive architecture to an atelier, in an attempt to render the abstract notions more accessible. We conclude by discussing the developmental continuum of psychological dynamics that materialize from the integration processes within compound modes and their implications for cognitive plasticity and adaptability.

We hypothesize that compound modes represent an advanced level of cognitive interaction characterized by the synchronization and integration of multiple cognitive modalities. This hypothesis underpins our quest to better understand the intricate and dynamic nature of cognitive architecture.

2 Components of Compound Modes

2.1 Overview

Compound modes arise from the confluence of cognitive modalities, bridging seemingly disparate cognitive functions through an information exchange. This amalgamation is achieved through what can be termed 'mode conjunctions.' Compound modes embody the synergy amongst the constituent modalities and are predicated on the interlinking of a facilitating element, an accentuated element, a subsidiary element, and an ignored or omitted element.

2.2 Facilitating Element

The facilitating element emerges from the overlapping component in two distinct modes. It forms a lynchpin that eases the exchange of information between the other components. For instance, when combining Revision (Ji+Pe) with Interaction (Pe+Je), Pe, present in both modes, serves as the facilitating element.

2.3 Accentuated Element

Every cognitive process comprises either an object or a subject focus and an irrational or rational orientation 1, 5, 16. In compound modes, one of these attributes is prominently manifested, and is referred to as the accentuated element. For instance, in the aforementioned example, the objective attitude is accentuated as both Pe and Je are object-focused.

2.4 Subsidiary Element

The subsidiary element supplements the primary function of the compound mode. It balances the overall orientation of the mode and is aligned through the facilitating element, forming a quasi-state. In our example, Ji is the subsidiary element and through its quasi-alignment with Je, it helps in forming a rational orientation for the compound mode.

2.5 Ignored or Omitted Element

This component, though not directly involved, plays a significant role by its absence. Its omission helps to tip the balance of the compound mode in favor of certain attributes. In our example, the absence of Pi tips the compound towards an object-oriented and rational focus.

3 Conjugational Interplay in Compound Modes

3.1 Diversity in Combinations

One of the quintessential aspects to underscore is the plurality of combinations that can be manifested in Compound Modes. A total of twelve combinations emerge from the conjunctive interplay among Conducting, Revision, Cognizance, Alignment, Interaction, and Analysis. These combinations are:

Cognizance-Interaction (Mirror)

Cognizance-Analysis (Mirror)



Alignment-Interaction (Mirror)

Alignment-Analysis (Mirror)







This diverse array of combinations is a testament to the dynamism and fluidity inherent in cognitive processes, as observed through empirical datasets.

3.2 The Conscious Nature of the Facilitating Element

It is imperative to highlight that the facilitating element in a compound mode is conscious and distinct. It establishes a conduit for information exchange between two otherwise disconnected elements, thus enhancing cognitive dynamics and developmental progression.

4 Conceptual Analogy: Cognitive Architecture as an Atelier

4.1 Introduction to the Analogy In order to make the abstract concepts more relatable, we present a conceptual analogy likening the cognitive mode of Interaction-Revision (QJJ-Pe) to the process of creating art in an artist's atelier or studio.

4.2 Analogy Components

4.2.1 Extroverted Judgment (Je): Directing creative energies akin to the role of a virtuoso painter.

4.2.2 Extroverted Perception (Pe): Serving as the vibrant colors and muse that inspire the canvas, mirroring its role as an external stimuli engager.

4.2.3 Introverted Judgment (Ji): Reflecting and appraising information like a discerning eye providing depth to the creation.

4.2.4 Introverted Perception (Pi): Notably absent, highlighting the lack of grounding in past experiences in Interaction-Revision.

4.3 Interplay in Analogy

Imagine the cognitive tapestry as an ageless atelier, the painter's studio of the psyche, where the canvas is an expanse of dreams and the brushes sing tales of eons past. In this atelier, colors flow in rivulets and ideas blossom into tapestries of light and shadow. Je assumes the role of a virtuoso, a master painter whose deft strokes know both tempest and tranquility, directing the torrents of creativity across the canvas.

Within this atelier, the walls become an ever-shifting gallery, a mélange of forms and hues, representing Extroverted Perception (Pe). Paintings bloom to life and colors dance like lovers in twilight. Pe, the muse in endless whispers, bathes the canvas with streams of inspiration – a vivacious alchemist of ideas and senses that pulsate in tandem with the stars.

Nestled in a corner is the seat of Introverted Judgment (Ji), where the painter weighs the strokes with a discerning eye. Here, subjectivity reigns. It is in this crucible of reflection that the visions on the canvas are appraised, discerned, and suffused with personal values. Ji is the voice that questions, the gaze that seeks alignment with inner standards, and the heart that imparts conviction to art.

Within this splendor, Je and Pe dance in intricate steps. Je, like the skilled hand guiding the brush, creates sweeping arcs of grandiose dreams, while Pe, the very essence of pigment and hue, brings vitality and soul to the canvas.

But in this ballad of Interaction-Revision, the painter’s brush dances a double minuet. When wielded as Ne, the brush illuminates shadowed corners, pulling dreams from their cobwebbed alcoves, painting worlds not yet born. When infused with Se, the brush becomes ablaze with the raw flame of the now, each stroke a declaration of life in its fervent embrace.

However, there is a delicate dance to be orchestrated, as the absence of Introverted Perception (Pi) renders the atelier's canvas without an internal anchor, leaving it afloat in a sea of stimuli. Without Pi's anchors, the painter must navigate with care, ensuring that the waves of Pe do not sweep away the sanctity of introspection.

Thus, Interaction-Revision (QJJ-Pe) emerges as the atelier's heartbeat. The master painter’s touch, the muse's breath, and the inner voice’s whispers are woven into a tapestry that knows no bounds. From the quietude of a single reflection to the roaring birth of a star, the atelier becomes a cartographer's sanctum, mapping the boundless expanse of the heart and the heavens.

In this waltz, one must be vigilant. The atelier must neither be eclipsed by the ecstasy of the muse nor become an echoless chamber. Instead, it must thrive as an endless creation, a sonnet that traverses the stars and delves into the soul’s depths.

In the QJJ-Pe’s whisper, a vow is sealed - the vow to journey through uncharted lands with a compass bearing the soul's echo. Through Interaction-Revision, a vibrant atelier arises; its paintings a communion of dreams, and its brushes the weavers of a symphony that paints both the night sky and the ancient depth of the human gaze. In the absence of Pi, the soul must be steadfast, ensuring that the delicate balance of Ji does not get overwhelmed by the myriad possibilities presented by Pe, and that its discernment remains a guiding force in the grand tapestry.

The analogy artfully serves to elucidate the inner workings of the Interaction-Revision cognitive mode by paralleling it to an atelier wherein paintings are conceived. Through masterful strokes (Je), vibrant colors (Pe), and discerning reflection (Ji), a canvas is imbued with life. The absence of a grounding element (Pi) necessitates careful navigation to prevent the loss of depth amidst the kaleidoscope of external stimuli. This depiction weaves an intricate tapestry that portrays the cognitive process as an orchestration of creative energies within the psyche.

5 Quasi-States in Compound Modes

5.1 Revisiting the Concept of Compound Modes: Introduction to Quasi-States

As we continue to explore cognitive architecture, let us recollect the discourse from Section 2, concerning compound modes and their elements. The interaction of these elements gives rise to an emergent phenomenon termed quasi-states. By analyzing quasi-states, we delve deeper into the subtle dynamics between the subsidiary and accentuated elements within compound modes, increasing our comprehension of the inherent complexities and dynamism of cognitive systems.

5.2 Characteristics and Genesis of Quasi-States

A quasi-state within a compound mode arises from the exchange of information between the subsidiary and accentuated elements. What distinguishes it as “quasi” is the reliance on the facilitating element to mediate this information exchange. Unlike the seamless and coherent transfer of information observed in standalone modes, in quasi-states, the facilitating element acts as a critical junction for this transfer. Let us return to our earlier example, where the compound mode under examination was Interaction-Revision (QJJ-Pe) comprising of elements Pe, Je, and Ji, with Pe being the facilitating element. Within this compound mode, a quasi-Alignment emerges through the exchange of information between Je and Ji, mediated by Pe. It is vital to acknowledge that this is termed a "quasi-Alignment" as the information exchange is not as coherent as in the genuine Mode of Alignment, but rather relies on the facilitation through Pe. This can be conceptualized as "Alignment through Pe."

5.3 Functional Significance and Role in Cognitive Processes

Quasi-states are pivotal in shaping the conscious directionality of cognitive development. For instance, the type of quasi-state within a primary compound mode can offer insights into the individual’s psychological trajectory. Moreover, by serving as intermediate structures, quasi-states have substantial implications for the integration and elimination processes within cognitive architectures, thereby playing a role in their evolution and adaptability. 5.4 Quasi-States: Unveiling Their Role as Catalysts for Development

Advancing from the introductory discussion on quasi-states, it becomes imperative to underscore their profound influence on cognitive development. Quasi-states function as crucial junctions where information exchange, mediated by a facilitating element within a compound mode, occurs. Observations from our study suggest that these quasi-states frequently steer the direction of consciousness, signaling the inception of novel connections or networks within the holistic structure of consciousness. These emerging networks are typically the harbingers of substantial cognitive developments.

5.4.1 Case Example: Progression from Revision-Interaction to Revision-Alignment

To illuminate this concept, we shall examine a case where Revision-Interaction emerged as the primary compound mode, with the facilitating element serving as the dominant function and Alignment characterizing the quasi-state. The subsequent developmental trajectory witnessed a shift towards Revision-Alignment. This transition embodies the integration of the Revision mode and the instantiation of Ji as the auxiliary component. This sequence of events aligns with the philosophical tenet 16 "out of the One comes Two."

5.4.2 Incorporation and Consolidation of New Modes

Following the integration of Revision and the establishment of Ji, the inclusion of both Alignment and Interaction modes was observed through an Alignment-Interaction compound mode. This phase witnessed the integration of both Alignment and Interaction modes, leading to the emergence of Je as a distinct and autonomous form of awareness. This phenomenon resonates with the concept 16 "out of Two, comes Three."

5.4.3 Triadic Development and Psychic Equilibrium

At this critical stage, a condition resembling balanced psychic equilibrium comes to the fore. This equilibrium can be analogized to a closed-loop control system or an ecosystem maintaining balance within itself. It is at this juncture that the psyche appears to strike a balance between Perception and Judgment. We term this the triadic development. It's important to note that in standard developments, this triadic development omits the inferior function, and its elements exhibit a nuanced interlinkage and mutual reinforcement, generating a sense of equilibrium or harmony within the structure. This inherent balance augments the overall functioning and dynamics of the cognitive system.

5.4.4 Implications and Prospective Research

The findings of this study carry vast implications as they shed light on the mechanisms underpinning cognitive development and the formation of cognitive networks. Furthermore, insights into how quasi-states within compound modes guide the developmental trajectory can be harnessed in practical domains such as education, psychotherapy, and others. It is noteworthy that the phenomenon described herein has been observed multiple times, and a wealth of case studies have been accumulated. In this manuscript, we have presented just one illustrative example and elucidated a single developmental trajectory. However, our body of evidence is much more extensive and diverse. We acknowledge the richness and heterogeneity in developmental paths, and while we have just scratched the surface in this study, it is our intention to explore and present these findings in greater depth in subsequent publications.

6 Developmental Continuum of Psychological Dynamics

6.1 Introduction to Developmental Continuum

In order to fully appreciate the complexity and dynamism of compound modes, it is vital to examine their roles across the developmental continuum of psychological dynamics. As individuals navigate through different stages of life, compound modes play an instrumental role in the maturation and adaptability of cognitive architecture.

6.2 Compound Modes in Cognitive Plasticity

Cognitive plasticity refers to the ability of cognitive architecture to adapt and reorganize in response to environmental stimuli and internal demands 3, 11, 12. Compound modes, through their inherent dynamism and fluidity, enable a more adaptive and responsive cognitive framework. The interplay of facilitating, accentuated, subsidiary, and ignored or omitted elements within compound modes can serve to enrich cognitive responses, allowing for greater versatility and adaptation to novel situations.

6.3 Compound Modes in Cognitive Rigidity and Transformation

Conversely, the presence of particular compound modes may also contribute to cognitive rigidity in certain contexts, where the cognitive architecture becomes less adaptive and more fixed 6, 8, 15. Such rigidity is often the result of a particular compound mode's dominance, which hinders the incorporation of new information or the adaptability to changing circumstances. However, critical life events or significant psychological insights can sometimes lead to a transformation, where one compound mode might give way to another, thus altering the trajectory of cognitive development.

6.4 Longitudinal Evolution of Compound Modes

Expounding upon the earlier propositions, AXIS XII brings forth an astute conjecture regarding the malleable nature of the psyche during early development. The primary mode, it contends, emerges not in isolation but as a composite outcome of the conjunctions of various compound modes, reflecting the nascent state of cognitive processes. These cognitive processes, while embodying an incipient form of competence, are not encapsulated within a rigid framework, but rather partake in a fluid interplay that lacks the maturity and connectivity observed in latter stages of development.

In concordance with this hypothesis, scientific literature elucidates that the brain is highly malleable, especially during early development, due to synaptic plasticity – an adaptive mechanism involving the strengthening and weakening of synapses in response to environmental changes 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12. This aligns with AXIS XII's proposal regarding the fluidity and interconnectedness of compound modes in the early developmental stages.

As the developmental trajectory unfolds, the individual’s cognitive architecture undergoes a metamorphosis that is contingent upon the manner in which the ego, self-identity, and overall psychic orientation harmonize or clash with the environmental imperatives. The interplay of genetic and environmental factors is well established in shaping brain development. Early experiences, especially interactions with caregivers, can establish either a robust or fragile foundation for future learning, health, and behavior, and these experiences sculpt the cognitive architecture 2-4, 7, 8, 9, 10 14.

This reconciliation or discord manifests itself in two distinct developmental pathways. One trajectory leads towards specialization, where certain cognitive processes are honed and take precedence. The other trajectory sustains the fluidity, allowing for a more versatile engagement with cognitive processes. This dichotomy resonates with the scientific understanding that the brain’s plasticity decreases over time, transitioning from a state of fluid adaptability to one of specialized functionality 2-4, 7, 8, 10, 15.

Moreover, it is imperative to elucidate the interplay between conscious and unconscious facets within the compound modes. Specifically, a function within the twelve identified compound modes may attain partial consciousness, indicative of its capability to sway conscious orientation. Notably, the facilitating element within the compound mode remains invariably conscious.

Conversely, elements that are consistently marginalized gravitate towards the unconscious domain. These elements, while repressed in favor of more potent processes, retain a latent potential to influence conscious structures through unconscious projections or during periods of heightened stress. It is pertinent to note that chronic stress, particularly in early childhood, is known to have detrimental effects on brain architecture 2, 8, 10 and may precipitate the reemergence of these unconscious elements.

This intricate dance between the conscious and unconscious domains within compound modes is emblematic of the dynamic distribution of psychic energy and the malleability of cognitive structures. The sophisticated interplay warrants further exploration into the governing mechanisms that preside over the oscillation of elements between consciousness and unconsciousness within the compound modes, and how the interactions between personal experiences and environmental influences sculpt these transitions. Moreover, delving into the functional significance of conscious and unconscious elements within compound modes in the context of cognitive development may yield practical applications, including the formulation of interventions aimed at fostering psychological well-being and growth.

7 Historical Antecedents and Theoretical Expansion

7.1 Tracing the Roots: Jung, Von Franz, and Augustinavičiūtė

In explicating the foundations of compound modes within cognitive architecture, it is imperative to acknowledge the seminal contributions of Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Aušra Augustinavičiūtė. Their pioneering work in psychological typologies and cognitive processes has been instrumental in shaping the discourse surrounding cognitive architecture.

7.1.1 Carl Jung

Jung’s postulations on psychological types (Jung, 1923) marked a watershed moment in the understanding of cognitive processes. He classified cognitive functions into two perceptual (sensation and intuition) and two judgmental (thinking and feeling) categories, each manifesting in extraverted or introverted attitudes. While Jung’s insights were profound, they primarily centered on individual cognitive functions and did not delve into the intricacies of their interplay and conjunction.

7.1.2 Marie-Louise von Franz

Expanding on Jung’s work, Von Franz further elucidated the nature of cognitive functions. Through her incisive analysis, she introduced more nuanced interpretations of cognitive processes and their manifestations in different contexts (Von Franz & Hillman, 2020). However, her work remained focused on individual processes and did not explore emergent properties that arise from their interactions.

7.1.3 Aušra Augustinavičiūtė

Augustinavičiūtė's contributions to socionics provided a broader framework that encapsulated both Jungian cognitive functions and intertype relations (Augustinavičiūtė, 1996). Her work hinted at the dynamism of cognitive functions, but did not deeply investigate the emergent properties and the detailed interactions at a micro-level, especially at the granularity of compound modes.

7.2 AXIS XII's Expansion: Compound Modes as an Advanced Construct

Building on these formidable foundations, the AXIS XII research team embarked on an exploration that delves deeper into the interplay within cognitive architecture. This exploration involved transcending the paradigms established by Jung, Von Franz, and Augustinavičiūtė, and introducing the concept of compound modes as an advanced construct.

Compound modes, as elucidated in Section 2, are characterized by a multifaceted structure arising from the synchronization of cognitive modalities. The emergent properties resulting from the integration processes within compound modes are shaped by the interplay of facilitating, accentuated, subsidiary, and ignored or omitted elements.

This intricate exploration marks a distinct departure from the works of Jung, Von Franz, and Augustinavičiūtė. While their contributions laid the groundwork for understanding cognitive functions and their broad interrelations, AXIS XII’s exploration into compound modes epitomizes an intricate understanding of the structural interplay and dynamic processes within cognitive architecture.

In summary, the advent of compound modes signifies a pivotal advancement in cognitive architecture studies. By meticulously dissecting the components and interactions within compound modes, AXIS XII has expanded upon the rudimentary frameworks established by pioneers like Carl Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, and Aušra Augustinavičiūtė, and has ventured into a new frontier, deepening our understanding of the complexity and dynamism inherent in cognitive architecture.

8 Conclusion

This study embarked on an exploratory journey into the realm of compound modes within cognitive architectures, posing hypotheses regarding the interaction of cognitive modalities and the multifaceted structures they form. This paper elucidated the functional interplay of constituent elements, namely the facilitating, accentuated, subsidiary, and ignored or omitted elements, within compound modes. The insights gleaned contribute to a nascent understanding of the diversity and complexity inherent in cognitive architectures' conjugational structures.

Nevertheless, it is crucial to highlight the preliminary and speculative nature of the propositions put forth in this paper. The research, primarily conducted informally, lacks the empirical rigor typically associated with scientific inquiries. As such, the assertions and hypotheses presented are conjectural, and should be approached with a measured and critical perspective. The subject matter's breadth and intricacy warrant meticulous and empirically backed investigations to unravel the deeper nuances and validate or reassess the hypotheses at hand.

The advancement of this field requires a multidisciplinary approach. The intertwined nature of cognitive processes calls for the convergence of diverse academic fields, including neuroscience, psychology, artificial intelligence, and computational modeling. Such a synthesis of expertise could generate a holistic methodology capable of grappling with the multifaceted aspects of cognitive architectures.

Moreover, the importance of inclusivity in empirical studies cannot be overstated. Incorporating a diverse assembly of participants, across various demographics, cultures, and socio-economic strata, is vital for forming a comprehensive and representative data corpus. This careful amalgamation serves not only to mitigate biases but also to foster a more globally encompassing understanding of cognitive processes.

Marshaling of funding and resources is equally consequential. Academic institutions, governmental bodies, and the private sector must recognize the significance and potential impact of this research. The pursuit to understand the underpinnings of cognitive architectures is an investment in deciphering the faculties that shape human cognition and experience. This endeavor requires not just financial commitment but also the nurturing of intellectual capital through educational programs, workshops, and collaborative exchanges.

In conclusion, this paper maps the contours of a rich and burgeoning landscape within cognitive architecture studies. The preliminary insights presented herein serve as a guiding light, inviting the scholarly community to explore what lies beyond the horizon. With judicious, collaborative, inclusive, and well-supported efforts, the academic community is poised to unravel the manifold complexities veiled within cognitive architectures. However, it is essential that the scholarly community approach the hypotheses and conjectures of this emerging exploration with discernment, setting off on a path of rigorous empirical validation and critical assessment.

9 Acknowledgments

To provide context for AXIS XII's position within the academic milieu, a brief account of its genesis and evolution is pertinent. AXIS XII originated as an auxiliary branch of the Cognitive Type (CT) group, initially employing an adapted version of vultology as a heuristic tool. This facilitated the identification of emergent patterns within individual vultology and served as an intermediary measure towards a deeper understanding of cognitive development over time, especially the higher-order processes and the individuation process.

As the research unfolded, AXIS XII cultivated a distinct set of research methodologies, evolving into an independent entity with its unique intellectual orientation. Consequently, it is appropriate that the academic community recognizes AXIS XII as an independent and distinct body within the realm of cognitive studies. The author wishes to express sincere gratitude to the AXIS XII research team, particularly Federico M., Nick M., Mark S., Brandon Z., and Dan T., whose intellectual contributions and diligence were invaluable to this exploration. Federico M., in particular, deserves special mention for his design of our initial psychometric instrument and database, both of which substantially furthered the research.

Additional acknowledgment is extended to Mark S., Nick M., and Dan T., not only for their integral roles within the research team but also for their generosity as patrons of AXIS XII. Their unwavering financial support was instrumental during challenging phases of the research.

In the same vein, special recognition is given to Dajana, Rachel G., and Kurtis R., for their steadfast patronage of AXIS XII. Alongside their financial contributions, their sustained support significantly bolstered the research endeavor.

Jawad, a recent addition to AXIS XII's typologist team, merits special recognition for his expansive contributions to the project, encompassing moderation, outreach, and case support. Furthermore, his substantial one-time donation significantly bolstered the research endeavor.

Additional thanks are extended to members of the AXIS XII collective such as Peter D., Mystic, Grace, and Spacey. Their active participation, insightful feedback, and support played a vital role in refining the research and enriching the discourse.

This project, like any scholarly undertaking, is the product of a collective effort, and each contribution, no matter its nature, has been instrumental in shaping the final output.


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