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Synesthesia is the combined sensory state I have been trying to convey in an article research paper I have been working on .

Synesthesia is often dismissed as a product of overactive imaginations, synesthesia has larely grudgingly come to be accepted by scientists in recent years as an actual phenomenon with a real neurological basis.

The ability to become a Synesthesiac was to develop new neural connections within  the brain and by this means remove the boundaries and barriers that normally exist between the five senses. To learn to unravel the collective chatter of sensory perception previously isolation, into one large sensory interconnected sensory organ, namely the human body/soul.

It has been postulated that babies do not use their five distinct senses separately but rather one all-encompassing combined sense, that responds to the total amount of incoming stimulation. So when a baby hears her mother's voice, she is also perceiving it and smelling it.

All of us should be able to perceive the world as a unified whole because there is a complex interaction between the senses in the brain, the thinking goes.

Once we have progressed to the point of been able to utilize all of our sensing abilities and perform as one complete interconnected composite entity of trillions of self-aware cells, our dormant awareness will wake up allow us to reach out to the unimagined sources of joy, love peace, and health. Then we would never cease to be amazed at new wonder and reality of the world around us, in all its true blazing vivid multi-colored beauty.

We are evolving into sentient beings of a higher order, Homo Superior if you like. Once formerly locked doorways into the truth of total reality are opened, the eternal light of infinity will reveal to you, the full unimagined beauty of creation. We do not experience the real beauty of creation because it has been hidden from us,  because of limitations of the capacity of human sensory perception. (There are, however, exception to this rule that all of us experience, the very special never- to forget- events when a door into total reality momentary opens during our lives)

During moments of  the finely tuned enhanced state of awareness, I realized that as far as I knew that up to 99.998% of people, myself included, never came remotely aware of what a truly almost infinite precise instrument a human's whole body can become.

It is not only the brain that perceives reality but it each cell does its own work, as an individual aware vital part our bodies. In fact, our bodies should work as one composite whole entity instead of responding to separate sensory impulses.

If humanity were to achieve this goal of altering the bodies inbuilt programming to react as one composite intelligent entity of trillions of cells working together for the good of the whole being then our material earthly realm could become  a heaven on earth, with unimaginable potential for growth, both in this life and the next.

With practice it is possible to entire a state of synesthesia which allows one, for example, to switch to perceiving with ears, tasting with eyes, listening sense of taste smell and feel. Every atom every cell every organ of a personís physical body existing as one harmonious whole as one intelligent composite living being.

In a sharpened and enhanced state of awareness, it becomes possible to observe much more of creation, even down extreme detail of the minuscule and retain this data in our needed and precious memories, instead of overlooking or ignoring or shrugging off important messages and information, that might have been profound and necessary for human survival progress.

Who knows what is possible if one could plug our conscious minds into the universe at large and then download from its advanced technology and join communities of stars singing the songs of  creation.

After we have learned by constant practice of extreme concentration effort and deep profound meditation, one will become exceptionally aware of every sound sight touch image or vision and be able to block out the impulses of unnecessary garbage and utilize our bodies as one sensory instrument of amazing precision.

We know that bats, whales, and some insects use sound, ultrasound as a means of location and guidance. It has now being proved that ultrasounds input into the brain as specific spots can modulate and improve, heighten sensory perception in humans.

Our perception of time is hugely relative, Albert Einstein quoted that a day with a beautiful girl will seem to pass in a brief moment while waiting for a doctor in his consulting room even for twenty minutes could seem like  a day.

Time perception could be an article on its own, but  the aim is to come up with a means of changing our perception of time according to our needs and requirement. If for instance, we could slow down time during a university examination it might help one get a better pass mark.

It becomes possible in a state of extreme heightened, fine-tuned and enhanced awareness, to keep so still and focused that one is able to hear the chirp of a billion bird like impulses, which are like little darting quantum particles dancing before the throne of God.

"More if interest is shown"
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Re: Are you aware of Synesthesia increasing human perception?
« Reply #1 on: 15/07/2016 09:05:00 »

Once we have progressed to the point of been able to utilize all of our sensing abilities and perform as one complete interconnected composite entity of trillions of self-aware cells, our dormant awareness will wake up allow us to reach out to the unimagined sources of joy, love peace, and health. Then we would never cease to be amazed at new wonder and reality of the world around us, in all its true blazing vivid multi-colored beauty.


It's drivel like this where you have stated your conclusion before any data what so ever has come in that means you are utterly unscientific in attitude.
 
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Re: Are you aware of Synesthesia increasing human perception?
« Reply #2 on: 15/07/2016 09:20:09 »
Quote from: Alan McDougall
Once we have progressed to the point of been able to utilize all of our sensing abilities...
What makes us humans is more than what we gain as we grow, it is also what we lose as we develop.
- Many of our body and organ structures are formed by cells that undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death).
- Many of our brain structures are formed by nerve cells that are "pruned" as we grow (remove connections between different areas).

It is possible that cross-wiring of the senses is something that is found to be not very useful as we grow, and is pruned away in most individuals, for good reason.

It seems that the particular mapping of (say) numbers to colors is consistent within an individual, but highly variable between individuals. So this is not something that could be usefully communicated to others as a shared experience.

That did not stop Kandinsky from playing music in the background, and "painting what he heard" - and I enjoy his colorful geometric interpretations.

Synesthesia is not always an advantage - I know of one person who has number-color synesthesia. This person enjoys drawing, and is familiar with the rules for adding colors to a picture. But this totally contradicts the rules for adding the corresponding numbers! In this case, the synesthesia probably interfered with a useful skill - numeracy.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia
 

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Re: Are you aware of Synesthesia increasing human perception?
« Reply #3 on: 15/07/2016 09:46:18 »

Once we have progressed to the point of been able to utilize all of our sensing abilities and perform as one complete interconnected composite entity of trillions of self-aware cells, our dormant awareness will wake up allow us to reach out to the unimagined sources of joy, love peace, and health. Then we would never cease to be amazed at new wonder and reality of the world around us, in all its true blazing vivid multi-colored beauty.


It's drivel like this where you have stated your conclusion before any data what so ever has come in that means you are utterly unscientific in attitude.

"It is your drivel" but the science of informed people. Get off your high horse and come down from your "Superiority Complex" and sniff a little humility in the process.

If it is indeed drivel, then use your superior intellect, mind, and scientific knowledge to refute it, not just meaningless comments like "Drivel" what the heck is that supposed to mean?

It is a scientific fact that our cells and the autonomic system seemingly act without any oversight from the brain.

Just to add my unpleasant friend it is directly due to the fact that our human brain edits out a vast amount of the reality that we have invented means to see into these unseen realms?

Thus we have electron microscopes, space telescopes, both infra red and ultra violet, as well as microwave, we have the Large Hadron Collider, we have sent men to the moon, sent space vehicles to every planet in our solar system "Adinfinitetum"

Much like the frog, evolution has programmed us, humans, only to perceive around us what we need to perceive to survive on planet earth.

The frog will stand there and die of starvation unless its eye perceives movement. Even though its eye is as complex as humans, if nothing moves in front of it, like a tasty insect it will stay there and die of starvation.

However, in my opinion, we humans are not bound to the dictated of evolution in the manner of a frog and are in the process of driving forward our own evolution into a hopefully better future and becoming "Homo Superiors"
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Re: Are you aware of Synesthesia increasing human perception?
« Reply #4 on: 15/07/2016 10:14:48 »
Quote from: Alan McDougall
Once we have progressed to the point of been able to utilize all of our sensing abilities...
What makes us humans is more than what we gain as we grow, it is also what we lose as we develop.
- Many of our body and organ structures are formed by cells that undergo apoptosis (programmed cell death).
- Many of our brain structures are formed by nerve cells that are "pruned" as we grow (remove connections between different areas).

It is possible that cross-wiring of the senses is something that is found to be not very useful as we grow, and is pruned away in most individuals, for good reason.

It seems that the particular mapping of (say) numbers to colors is consistent within an individual, but highly variable between individuals. So this is not something that could be usefully communicated to others as a shared experience.

That did not stop Kandinsky from playing music in the background, and "painting what he heard" - and I enjoy his colorful geometric interpretations.

Synesthesia is not always an advantage - I know of one person who has number-color synesthesia. This person enjoys drawing, and is familiar with the rules for adding colors to a picture. But this totally contradicts the rules for adding the corresponding numbers! In this case, the synesthesia probably interfered with a useful skill - numeracy.

See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

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For instance, synesthesia is purported to be seven times more common in artists, poets and novelists than in the rest of the population. Cognitive neuroscientist Vilayanur Ramachandran at the University of California, San Diego, and his colleagues suggest that mutant genes responsible for synesthesia might lead people to perceive links not only between seemingly unrelated sensations but also between seemingly unrelated ideas, leading to greater creativity.

Intriguingly, synesthetes at times also demonstrate remarkable memory abilities. For instance, British writer Daniel Tammet said that for him, each positive integer up to 10,000 has its own unique shape, color, texture and feel, and said he has used his synesthesia to memorize the mathematical constant pi to 22,514 digits. Scientists have suggested that synesthesia might be linked with savantism, the remarkable expertise, ability or brilliance in one or more areas at times seen in people with autism or other mental disorders.
 

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