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Many witnesses to a-bomb tests said they could see x-ray images of each other. It is unclear how this is possible. The main problem would be how to focus x-rays with the eyes. Ordinary lenses don't focus x-rays the way they focus visible light. Instead, they produce diffraction patters of the crystaline structure of the lense. X-ray telescopes used a special kind of mirror. Perhaps the a-bomb witnesses discovered a new kind of sensory perception.
Now correct me if i'm wrong, but the eye is only the reciprocal for the electromagnetic waves and our brain interprets them in the visible light spectrum?So would it be possible for someone to be born seeing in X-Ray's instead of the visible light spectrum? "Theoretically" of course.
I think I've read about people seeing uv? Due to some defect in the eye, or operation of the same. But radiation is radiation. I'm sure we will be able to graft sensory devices that will communicate radiation directly to us (the brain) some day. and that day the brain will accept it as just another mode of information.It's all about the brains 'plasticity'. There are a lot of very intriguing experiments going on about that. Just goggle on 'plasticity' and see.
Yeah, a very cool subject, as well as synaesthsia. Both gets joined by the brain to all other sensorial inputs to give you your very own 'uniquely normal' experience of reality. And that is what I mean by plasticity. In a way it's all about what 'really exists', but still uniquely interpreted for/by each person.What really phreaks me out is how we can agree on tastes and colors at all How do we know? Genes? Maybe, but that still doesn't answer it because we're all different, yet we all 'know'?
Chemistry is cool, assuming we all have the same, but then you have the way we 'know' what is 'salt' when another person describes it? Maybe? There should be some way to systematize it from the taste to the recognition of another persons description. There must be.
I'm not sure Voxx, there are a lot of different cultures on Earth, if now that is the right word? Some of them still living in hunter societies as I think? It would be really interesting to see if all humans recognize it the same from an early age. I remember once I was sort of tired, wanted coffee and thought it was sugar I put in it. My first thought was that it was terribly cloyingly sweet And it took me some time to realize that it actually was salt I tasted, not sweet.