Sorry this is late. I was off forming a nonprofit corporation this afternoon and having connectivity issues… and I’m actually not even being sarcastic! But I’m totally using that as an excuse.
On Thursday, Skept-Artist posted this in the Quickies comments:
And to put it in terms that weâ€™re already using: When I read, itâ€™s like a lecture, I have to really concentrate to â€˜pictureâ€™ the places, characters, etc. When I imagine talking to someone or having a conversation, itâ€™s all words, no image. When I daydream, itâ€™s mostly images, even if someone speaks during it. It plays out like a movie. When Iâ€™m drawing or painting and my mind really wanders, itâ€™s like a cacaphony of all of the above.
If I try to â€˜listenâ€™ to music in my head, I can hear it almost as perfectly as if I had my headphones on.
This is the only way that I can describe the sensation of â€˜thinkingâ€™. Look at the way we describe it to each other. We have to refer to other things. This makes a lot of sense to me. I always wonder, â€˜is the way I see green, the same way you see it?â€ I mean, most of us can agree on what â€˜greenâ€™ is, but is it different in any way?
Personally, I think, for the most part, it IS the same. This becomes especially apparent to me when mixing paint and asking for a second opinion. â€˜Is this color too warm? Do I need to grey it down?â€™ If these subtle distinctions can be made using two sets of eyes and they come to the same conclusions, I would guess, in general, that green is green.
He later said that he would be interested in hearing how the rest of the community forms their thoughts… I said I’d ask you guys on his behalf
What is your thought process like? How do you think?
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