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Maxine Sheets Johnstone


‘In coordination dynamics, the real-life coordination of neurons in the brain and the real-life coordinated actions of animals are cut, fundamentally, from the same dynamic cloth. Integrity is in turn preserved because it is never threatened. Psychophysical unity is undergirded at all levels by coordination dynamics.’ – Maxine Sheets-Johnstone (1930– ) Only coordination dynamics, Only […]

Vincent van Gogh, 1889, self-portrait


THE SQUIGGLE SENSE: “So I am always between two currents of thought, first the material difficulties, turning round and round and round to make a living; and second, the study of color. I am always in hope of making a discovery there, to express the love of two lovers by a marriage of two complementary […]



‘Our only way of avoiding the extremes of materialism and mysticism is the never ending endeavor to balance analysis and synthesis.’ (TCN p6) -Neils Bohr (1885-1962) The Squiggle Sense ……only analysis, only synthesis, either analysis or synthesis, both analysis and synthesis, analysis changing to synthesis, synthesis changing to analysis, between analysis and synthesis, neither analysis […]

circa 1925:  American author F Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940) wearing a tweed suit.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)


“The test of a first rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” The Crack-Up (1936).  – F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

The Squiggle Sense

The Squiggle Sense Sixth Sense of the complementary nature. Metastable mode of Coordination Dynamics at the sentient level; metastable brain~mind perception~action. The squiggle sense senses the dynamics, inextricability and complementarity of complementary pairs, that is, is stimulated by the “coordinated dance” of complementary aspects. Once intentionally engaged, such inextricable dynamic complementarity is difficult, if impossible, […]

Kelso JAS

Engstrøm David

(DAE) is the Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement (with Drazen Pavlovic). Neuroscientist, Professional musician, Painter, Digital Designer, Metastabilian Muse. Co-author of “The Complementary Nature (MIT Press, 2006). Since 1991, has worked with JAS Celso to develop an abiding conceptual link between complementary pairs (squiggles; yin~yang, Dialectic) and Coordination Dynamics. Co-discoverer (along with JAS Kelso) of […]

Pavlovic Squigglegrid

Drazen Pavlovic (DP) Co-founder of The Metastabilian Movement. Professional, award-winning artist~painter from Varaždin, Croatia. Owner of Atelier Pavlowich Art Studio. 32 solo exhibitions and more than 150 group exhibitions in Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Participated in over 96 artistic workshops and symposiums. “In my playing with light and pigment, the structure of the […]

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