Interoception (i.e., bodily sensations from ‘within) acts as a substrate of mental content. Bodily sensations are important cues to ‘mind’ observing ego thus you in a reflexive sense through FOKs interoceptive patterns (i.e., patterns of bodily sensations). 

The foundation for ‘real-world cognition’ of ‘mind’ observing ego that includes experience and observation occurs through interoceptive patterns. With a foundation of interoception, ‘mind’ observing ego creates an internal map as the ‘sense from within’ that acts as a goal directing stimuli with two immediate cognitive tasks: 

A.  Determine whether received bottom-up encoded input signals match the expectation of what that information should be.

B.  Determine if the stimulus signals a state of affairs that is potentially threatening or rewarding. 

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