Oh, I’m sorry there was a lot of missing pieces to what I wrote.
I’ve been on this singular project since April 2013 and most of the science-like posts are related to it.
I don’t know what the central focus of the project is, just that it involves my attempt at being able to present an authentic image of myself to myself in a way that I can communicate to other people as well – and maybe learn a thing or two about other people along the way.
I’ve been following my intuition whereever it goes. My intuition is the guide. My strongest “impetus”.
So, I wonder things like: Why is such-and-so a thing salient to me at this moment?
Why wasn’t it salient a moment ago? Was there something internal that it hooked onto or reminded of? How does that reminding process work?
The reason I’m thinking sensory processing disorder is I have similarities in a common family of issues: autism/aspergers/adhd/anxiety/sensory-processing-disorder/low latent inhibition/preterm birth – and as I was born 1/2 deaf and 1/2 blind, I already have sensory differences that I have had to compensate for from birth and being born at 6.5 months, I also learned that the neural outcroppings grow in sudden bunches differently than in full-term babies and can affect thinking processes.
Looking at tests from school, I noticed I had a continual issue with “reading comprehension” which I found out turns out to be basically a problem with inference — but a particular type of inference.
So I’m narrowing that down as well. I know from experience i have a big problem with generalization/categorization : I see too many possibilities when most people would see one or two and it can get overwhelming.
This image I drew of a “rubber sheet” separating inside and outside back in April 2013 is a big although not only part of my long project here.
So in re-discovering sensory memory (which I saw a few years ago but forgot about), it finally ‘clicked in’ that perhaps the sensory memory is that sheet I drew 8 years ago.
I’m coming at that place from a different direction: Like I veered over into the cognitive model of sensory memory and learning how that’s used. You’re coming at it from an historical pov from philosophy/art/humanities – but it’ll end up in the same spot.
Right now, my attempt is to locate the “skin” of senses that surrounds the human body – and it seems to be in that minimal sensory memory area that’s very short lived in time.