If we assume that a thought is an object, we can further presume that the object has properties or certain characteristics. Imagine if you will, a brain coral. Diploria labryinthiformis is a species of brain coral, so-named because of its appearance. Inside the coral live a single-celled symbiotic algae within its cells. Let's call them particles. Corals are very sensitive to environmental changes, or fluctuations in particle distribution or location. Basically, when particles move (inside or around) the brain coral, it is affected, thus shifting its appearance from a form of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) to calcite as its particles use up energie.
Like the Diploria labyrinthiformis, thoughts cluster together to form colonies, with their skeletons (corallums) becoming 2D objects. These 2D objects are the structures that protrude out into various forms, depending upon the position of the particle or what we would call "type of thought."
This makes one wonder whether the particles themselves have properties which allow them to "stick" or behave adhesively - forming colonies - or whether they (the properties) simply provide the energie or fuel for the existing lattice. Of course, the particles when combined with the lattice could emit a chemical or otherwise quantum-like signal in the form of a wave, which directs the flow of the particles coexistence toward the protrusions, which as mentioned above, seem for form in cyclically repeating patterns.