Originally Posted by Jenny
Where I get confused as I read this is with the definition of invariant representations. If invariant means unchanging (and perhaps I am just being too literal in my reading of this) I don’t understand later in the article when Steve writes “You’ll experience some of your biggest a-ha breakthroughs when your mind finally classifies an old memory into a new invariant representation”.
The way I understood it, is that invariant representations are representations of
invariants (that is, concepts that appear to be invariant), not so much representations that are
invariant. At the other hand invariant represesentations don't change much after they get formed. New ones appear and may put the old ones in disuse. The old ones are still there, however. Possibly for ever. Possbily until they are relevant again. Change (growth) is achieved by forming new invariant representations and use