I have a question

Kalman Rubinson kr4 at nyu.edu
Sat Feb 8 19:06:22 EST 2003


On Sat, 08 Feb 2003 23:36:18 GMT, "Mark Zarella"
<NzOaSrPeAlMlam at twcny.rr.com> wrote:

>I was referring to the response to a single stimulus being applied to
>another different type of stimulus, as if there's somehow a constant
>"refresh rate" so to speak.  I suppose I was unclear by my use of the term
>"applicable".

Still unclear.  There's theory (and some evidence) that the frequency
of thalamocortical rhythms is a universal limit on perception of all
events.

Kal

>
>
>"Kalman Rubinson" <kr4 at nyu.edu> wrote in message
>news:9e4b4vonidmpl95bhu24551uvqlrd68pu6 at 4ax.com...
>> On Sat, 08 Feb 2003 21:28:51 GMT, "Mark Zarella"
>> <NzOaSrPeAlMlam at twcny.rr.com> wrote:
>>
>> >It seems you're referring to a visual sampling rate.  There are certainly
>> >psychophysical thresholds having to do with effective sampling rates, but
>I
>> >know of no evidence that it's constant and applicable to all types of
>> >stimuli - like how a tv or computer monitor works.
>>
>> It's applicable to any visual input since it is defined by the
>> physiological mechanisms of the brain.
>>
>> Kal
>>
>>
>> >
>> >"jakob ashtar" <bamsefarogkyllingen at mailer.dk> wrote in message
>> >news:3e42e735$0$2550$ba624c82 at nntp04.dk.telia.net...
>> >> the frequency i am talking about is the frequency in time as
>> >> in how many "images" the brain is able to process and interpret per
>> >second..
>> >>
>> >> the reason for my question is that if the human brain
>> >> processes and interprets images perceived thru
>> >> the human eye at a certain time-frequency, then
>> >> the "reality" observed by this eye might look
>> >> different if the brain operated at another frequency...
>> >>
>> >> example:
>> >>
>> >> if an object rotates around an observer at a certain frequency and this
>> >> observer always looks in the
>> >> same direction, then the observer will either see no object or he will
>see
>> >> the object standing still in mid air...
>> >>
>> >> or am I wrong?
>> >>
>> >> the point im trying to make is that the "reality" we observe
>> >> depends on the frequency at which our brain is able
>> >> to process and interpret the input we get thru our
>> >> senses...
>> >>
>> >> this leads to the idea that the "reality" can have many
>> >> forms and the one reality that we as humans see might
>> >> be just one out of many realities...
>> >>
>> >> sincerely
>> >>
>> >> jakob
>> >>
>> >> ---------------
>> >> the observer
>> >> "Dag Stenberg" <dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi.invalid> wrote in
>message
>> >> news:b1unds$e1e$1 at oravannahka.helsinki.fi...
>> >> > "smølf" <bamsefarogkyllingen at mailer.dk> wrote:
>> >> > > Does the human brain interpret and process visual input
>> >> > > at a certain frequency?
>> >> > >
>> >> > > How is this frequency measured?
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > "Frequency" can mean different things. There is frequency in time,
>> >> > angular frequency etc. Please specify your question.
>> >> >
>> >> > Dag Stenberg
>> >>
>> >>
>> >
>>
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