How Does Our Body Know To Do Instinctual stuff ?

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How Does Our Body Know To Do Instinctual stuff ?
« on: 12/06/2009 10:11:07 »
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I recently asked a question about the nature of eye squinting whilst scrutinising.

........the answer came that "Both depth of field and depth of focus increase with smaller apertures" from this I deduced that this is why we squint.

How does my body know to make me squint ?..how does my body know about all the other instinctual stuff that it does ?

I suppose this is a question about the nature of all that inbuilt knowledge eh ?


whajafink ?



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« Reply #1 on: 12/06/2009 10:15:36 »
At the risk of being labeled a Testudinata Twerp, I am guessing...... ermmmm..... Instinct???
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« Reply #2 on: 12/06/2009 10:20:52 »
At the risk of being labeled a Testudinata Twerp, I am guessing...... ermmmm..... Instinct???

well....I'm convinced !!

 [;D]   I suppose what  I mean is, how does that "programming" (if it programming) get instilled there in the first place ? there must be a rudimentary backbone/foundation that instructs actions to happen via instict !

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« Reply #3 on: 12/06/2009 10:22:57 »
There was this rather long thread which might have an answer in it somewhere: How does "instinct" evolve?. Ewe're a brave man if you read all of that [:)]

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« Reply #4 on: 12/06/2009 10:25:42 »
There was this rather long thread which might have an answer in it somewhere: How does "instinct" evolve?. Ewe're a brave man if you read all of that [:)]

Instict instructs me to avoid that thread !... [;D]

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« Reply #5 on: 12/06/2009 17:30:47 »
I suspect that you body does not 'know' how to make you squint, but that practice and trial and error has conditioned you to squint in certain situations.