ART & ORGANISM
PERCEPTION is what we do with sensory stimulation. and we experience THREE SIMULTANEOUS STREAMS of information.. from our organs (INTEROCEPTION) from our muscles (PROPRIOCEPTION) and from our external environments: our “special senses”–those organs embedded on and in the surface of our body that detects the world outside consciousness.
What can we “really” know: data is inserted into gaps in our flow of information by INTERPOLATION and EXTRAPOLATION. In neuroscience, interpolation is called “filling in” – the blind spot in our retina is a good metaphor if not an example –look at Spillman (et al’s 2006) paper on “perceptual filling in.”