The Human Senses

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

  1. Nate Burnett 1984 Registered Member

    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

    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

    you may have misplaced your thread topic.
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  8. Bowser Right Here, Right Now Valued Senior Member

    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.

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