Speed of perception and out-of-context experiences

A series of external stimuli that is in-context when it comes at a certain speed can also be out-of-context when it happens at a greater speed.

This can be easily explained by the traversal speed of the inner loop! Let’s think a bit about it: when you see a pattern, some current from the battery is used to expand this signal through the inner loop and bring some more patterns in your mind. This traversal through the inner loop is limited by the speed of your neural impulses. This means that if the next pattern in the series arrives in your sensory area before you have managed to “guess” it through activation of patterns via the inner loop… this new signal will not be negated by the selector (because the selector does not have something from the inner loop to compare and subtract it with) and thus will enter your brain whole as an “out-of-context” experience.

And this is how it can seem as out-of-context for us something that we’re quite used to it, but at a significantly slower speed. Examples are many, like speaking a language much faster than normal, but the most characteristic one is: speeding with a car. The faster you go, the quick the new stimuli (of surrounding environment) arrive to your perception and thus the more out-of-context they appear and thus… exciting (or fearful, depending on whether the DPs will be positive or negative ones).


Posted on January 6, 2013, in Theory applications. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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