The Human Senses

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by Nate Burnett 1984, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Nate Burnett 1984 Registered Member

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    How "in tune" are we with our senses? or what is the full potential use of our senses?

    Every day we absorb information from our environment. Fundamentally this information is the various forms of vibrational light/sound waves and/or the energy states of matter. So whether it's from the food we eat, the sunlight that shines on the face, the air we breathe, the touch of another person or thing, or all the sounds one hears from a conversation or directly from mother nature. All the vibrations around us are absorbed and we either dismiss it or we analyze it with our brain power.
     
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  3. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Most of what our senses take in is noise. It takes brain power to sort the signal from the noise. Without that, we would have a lot of difficulty functioning.

    Ask anyone on the autism spectrum. Frequently, those with ADHD and autism have no "filters" for noise (be it audio or visual or other).

    My son has ADHD and one of his problems is that he cannot not hear things. If there's a lawnmower going two blocks away, it occupies as much processing power as the teacher's voice. He is unable to concentrate.

    Many autistic types tend to avert their eyes, and only "peek" momentarily at the things they're trying to see. There was a famous artist many moons ago who would sketch everything he saw in minute detail. But to watch him work, you'd see him glance at his subject sidewise, for just the briefest of moments. And in that moment he would take in all he needs to sketch. I can;t be sure, but I suspect he was overwhelmed by the volume of input and had to go to great measures to limit it.
     
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  5. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    you may have misplaced your thread topic.
    you might request this moved to http://www.sciforums.com/forums/pseudoscience.27/
     
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  7. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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  8. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

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    The best stuff in life is the experience of sitting in the yard, feeling the breeze on your skin and listening to the wind chimes while smoking a cig. If I can clear my head long enough to FEEL the moment, I've accomplished much.
     
  9. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    I think that the ''fullest potential'' of our senses comes from practicing mindfulness...being fully present. Sometimes, I'll be focusing on my phone and while I may be cognizant of what is going on around me, I'm not fully experiencing the moment because I'm not mindful. My brain needs to be engaged (''present") for me to appreciate what my senses are picking up, in any given moment.
     
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  10. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    This is why I don't wear headphones in public (or listen to my music in public).

    It's also why I don't listen to music when puttering around the yard or when on my boat.

    I like to experience my surroundings.

    D.
     
  11. wegs With brave wings, she flies . . . Valued Senior Member

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    Well, depends on who is in my surroundings. Noisy neanderthals grunting at the gym? Time to use my earphones. :-}

    But, yea...I like to take in the sounds of nature, when outside on hikes, for example. Nature has such beautiful sounds, if we just listen.
     
  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I hang out at the library a lot (free Internet, for one thing) and it isn't a quiet zone any more. Sometimes I don't even notice a certain sound or voice at all but if/when I do notice it, I spend the rest of my time there yelling, "Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!" in my head.
     
  13. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    A library is one of the few places where you can actually say that out loud!
     

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