Architecture Of The Mind Sight Essay

Length: 5 pages Sources: 2 Subject: Architecture Type: Essay Paper: #65752110 Related Topics: Roman Architecture, Mind Body Connection, Sensory Perception, Object Oriented
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We are much less active in our perception of smell, touch, sound, and taste. The other four senses are spontaneous and static, whereas the sense of sight is controllable and dynamic. For example, we cannot control our experience of a scent by focusing our noses, we can only control it by terminating the experience completely, e.g. covering our noses or moving out of the scent's range. Sound also has a way of just happening to you, you have no control over how sound reaches your ear except by terminating contact with it by covering your ears or insulating your rooms to obstruct the sound.

Conclusion

Sight is currently the dominant source of knowledge in creating our model of reality. As we become more interested in distant and unfamiliar...

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As a result, we are becoming less grounded in the reality that is most important to our survival, the reality that we actually make material contact with. This is the only reality that can be tasted to prevent starvation, felt to keep us warm, and smelt to alert us to toxicity. We neglect these senses at our own peril.

Bibliography

Pallasmaa, Juhani. "The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses" the New Humanities Reader. By Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Pub., 2011. 282-298. Print.

Sacks, Oliver. "The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See" the New Humanities…

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Bibliography

Pallasmaa, Juhani. "The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses" the New Humanities Reader. By Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Pub., 2011. 282-298. Print.

Sacks, Oliver. "The Mind's Eye: What the Blind See" the New Humanities Reader. By Richard E. Miller and Kurt Spellmeyer. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Pub., 2011. 303-317. Print.


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