tar Posted September 16, 2017 Share Posted September 16, 2017 iNow, Well I can agree with the fact that all three are sense experiences, in the way that our consciousness is aware of each, but the character is the important part that make the one the sensing of outside reality, the second the sensing of remembered and reconfigured internal impressions, and the third, the illusion group, the sensing of something that is erroneous and not present in the outside world, but seems or looks like it is. The best example I have of this, by means of personal experience, is having a visual migraine one day at work were there was colored fringes around various things I was looking at, that were absolutely no different from the things I knew were actually there, in terms of the reality of their presence. That is, my brain was informing me of the presence of the color fringes in exactly the same manner that my brain informs me of the sight of a teacup. The fringes were really there, I was really seeing them, like my Dad is really seeing various animals in the trees in front of the house across the street from his bedbound position. Yet I "knew" the fringes were manufactured, and I knew the coffee cup was real. This ability to tell the difference between real and imagined, is an important distinction, and is evidence that the two are different things. The character difference puts the two sensed things in their own category of things. In my estimation. Regards, TAR Try this experiment. My dad says that the brain does not like to not be activated. That is, if you look at a white wall for several minutes...after about 40 seconds or so you will start seeing motion and colors and such. This is partially due to the rods and cones in your eye fatiguing since white is activating all three color cones and the various cones are running low at random times on the chemicals it needs to send a message along the optic nerve...but the main cause is that the brain is basically looking for something to notice. If you try this, and see various shapes and colors moving about, you will not think there are actually various shapes and colored beings crawling around on your wall. You will know it is an illusion. The white wall, on the other hand you will know is not an illusion. This is also why I am not too worried about my dad seeing items across the street that are not there. He is an intelligent guy, and has been unable to get up out of bed for several months, looking out the same window at the same trees and house and roof and horizon every day. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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