First off, thanks for having these journal entries, very inspiring reads always.
Once the subject is on Brain Infrastructure and perception, relating to higher intelligence I would like to ask:
Leonard Susskind (A very smart theoretical physicist, one of the fathers of string theory) famously said that "We are all victims of our neural architecture." refering to the difficulty human beings have to natively visualize/comprehend higher dimensionality space (4+ dimensional space).
What circumstances would aid an alien organism to be aware of higher dimensioallities?