When our senses deceive us

We believe to see the world from our feelings, but it is surprising to realize that our senses "we handled". They make us see, hear, feel, smell, touch, things that do not exist. Seriously? Yes, the same sensations that inform us of things that "we believe that we are experiencing" can be deceiving ourselves deeply. By Koncha pines-Pey for space MIMIND.

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All the illusions of the senses are based on our child need to give explanation to the information received, mainly from the senses. I want to say that when we make a mistake about a smell, a taste, or a vision is not the sense which is wrong, but the perception that we have that sense. We live in a mirage looking for certainties.

More than "seeing is believing", the senses and perceptions "believe to see what they want to see". In the perception of the senses influence physical health and State of mind. For example, if you are pregnant, we find us more pregnant women because it is what we want to see. If we are hungry and we are dieting, you look more at people that they are eating a cake down the street, and it seems to us that there are more people who eat cakes. But it is not true. Our physical state permanently influencing our State of mind, and that determines how we are able to capture the essence of feeling or not.

We see things as we are

The senses also have an important role in the development of the personality. We like it or not, a personality indolent or perfectionist can appreciate more or less one formulates mathematical. An artistic personality will have depressive tendencies and appreciate more works of art. Hypersensitivity to sound will give us to music, but also will make us more vulnerable to stress. Deprivation or sensory deficiencies also mould the personality of the subject, to such an extent that a lack can be converted into virtue.

The brain incorporates the sensations and builds networks of meaning that built our identity. When we were deaf, blind or dumb, in our brain are adjustments in other areas. For example, can appear paranoia, depression or psychosis. The senses are not only flows for the transmission of information to the brain, they form a network of synapses, where many experiences we interconnected.

The meaning that we give them things are recorded on different tracks of information. On that basis we also mold our response. For example, when we see an unfinished picture, we tend mentally to finish it. Most of us we limit ourselves to see the scene from outside, not become emotionally involved in it. It is as if we were all day with a camera. In fact, it is shown that people working behind a lens are cold than those who do not, and also less sympathetic and more objective.

We are devices of senses, biologically struggling with a world in multiple dimensions; among them, the time. We have no way of verifying that the blue color that we see is the same blue that others see. Because the sensory channels depend on variations brain such as vision, hearing, smell or touch. In addition, to finish off the carpet, our sensations and perceptions rely heavily on our interests.

The eye is linked to the mind

For surgeons, the brain is a piece of art; for the artist, the details you see are not seen for the rest. A mathematician sees poetry in numbers. Daniel Tammet, an autistic scholar, sees the numbers with colors, shapes, textures and movements: the numbers are alive.

The replacement of one sensation by another is called synaesthesia. Children are more sinestésicos than adults, but are losing these capabilities as they are enrolling.

We know from Neuroscience that the senses do not have a rigid separation in our brain. Any area of the brain to do its computations and calculations thrives on other areas. The brain is interdependent, and it is capable of processing many ways, many ideas and give us the "false idea" that is separate. When we lose a sense, for example the view, it sharpens another. It is as if the energy that was in that sense is move to another area.

What we feel with our senses depends on a complex network of connections and synaptic interconnections within the brain, which are influenced by our perception of the experience. That is why when we are underestimating the "feeling of another" or our own, we are really subtracting points to the process of the deeper meaning of our lives.

The feelings are very important because they shape the dough which will nourish our thoughts and feelings. Listen to your senses...


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By • Jan 31, 2014 • section: General