PERCEPTIONS are our pathways from both outer and inner (ecological and physiological) phenomena to our minds. Their reciprocal relations range from instantaneous through the long game of evolutionary change in response to how we cope with the information provided. At the level of organization we are most attuned to, we generally speak of INTEROCEPTION for the stimuli arising from our own bodies.
- (review a couple of key aspects of perception: the Uniqueness of the UMWELT (READ: “How Animals See Themselves”) (possibly the origin of human exceptionalism?); and then Sensory Exploitation (Verpooten and Nelissen 2010) Then Sensory Bias [xi]
“Your brain keeps you alive and well by running a metabolic “budget” for your body. [Lisa Feldman Barrett and Karen S. Quigley] … who co-direct the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University and Massachusetts General Hospital, explain how these budgetary activities, and the bodily sensations they create, suggest surprising connections between brain, mind, body, and world.” Read https://neilgreenberg.com/ao-reading-senses-interoception-from-cerebrum-2021/(=https://dana.org/article/interoception-the-secret-ingredient/)
- READ: https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/the-paradox-of-listening-to-our-bodies? ; and then a REVIEW of how Interoceptive pathways [help us] understand and treat mental health conditions by Camilla L. Nord & Sarah N. Garfinkel (Open Access Published:April 21, 2022 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2022.03.004 TRENDS in COGNITIVE SCIENCES, | VOLUME 26, ISSUE 6, JUNE 2022, pp 499-513)