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On Tuesday, April 9, 2002, at 06:20 , Scott Chase wrote:
> Is visual observation pure seeing?
It certainly can be.
> Is there any processing before something makes it...
I'm pretty sure there is not. Nerves respond to stimulus, unless they
> ...to the status of an observation as filtered through limited sensory
The filtering is done _after_ the sensory channels are filled, not
during, or before. (Admittedly, focusing upon a task will effectively
and intentionally invalidate for further processing a great deal of
one's sensory input, but, like that sudden shock, the sensory input is
not halted, but waylaid and bypassed.)
I am talking about states wherein this sensory input is unventuri'd.
When the filters refuse to form. The creative act. When it all, all of
what is before one, is let in. Bang, smash. This is so often a shock of
the new, and so often, as explained by those describing the creative
moment, a new and seminally integrating shock that produces an answer.
No processing whatsoever. Processing, in many ways, is dogma.
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