|Author: Ralph E. Kenyon, Jr. (diogenes) Monday, July 14, 2008 - 01:56 pm|
Recent brain research has revealed that our neurological perception circuits have both feedback and feed-forward connections. Our desires, needs, "thought", etc., affect the incoming abstracting by creating what we sometimes call "selective perception". This even happens at non-verbal levels. The cortical structure has been shown to have similar "wiring" that allows upper levels to selectively influence what passes through from lower levels. I see no reason to think that there is some abstract "Spock-like" level where this does not happen. See Comunications: The Transfer of Meaning} by Don Fabun, page 9.