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Theory – Tuning Sense

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Our eyes convert the photons to changing electrical current. Our ears translate the changes in air pressure to changing electrical current. Changing electrical current creates electromagnetic fields. Each sense transmits using a different frequency range which guarantees that the signals do not mix with each other – normally.

The new sense – tuning sense – is the trimmer of our brainwaves. It selects what frequency we’re tuned to: what are our thoughts, what part of the multiple stimuli from our senses and neuronal activity we perceive.

Tuning sense resembles the tuning knob of a radio, which is actually a variable capacitor. When we sleep, the tuning knob turns randomly from left to right, figuratively speaking. It picks up all kinds of signals mixing them freely and channeling visions to visual cortex.

Tuning sense also resembles the read/write head of a hard disk. In hard disk storage system a circular disk, platter, is used for recording data. Read/write head reads and records the data to a disk, which is rotating several thousand rounds per minute. In our minds, the data itself is “rotating”, i.e. moving around on neural network. So, there isn’t need for anything to physically move or revolve.

Some of the mental illnesses are caused by a misbehaving tuning sense. Pigeons’ tuning sense has evolved to catch additionally the electromagnetic field of the earth, thus their orientation capabilities are much improved.

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Written by Tomi Itkonen

January 1, 2007 at 9:39 pm

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  1. Check how these relate to tuning sense:

    – Bertrand Russel’s Analysis of Mind – Introspection [http://russell.thefreelibrary.com/The-Analysis-of-Mind/6-1]

    – Immanuel Kant’s inner sense

    Tomi Itkonen

    February 10, 2007 at 2:51 am

  2. Brain is a parallel processing unit; signals run and are processed in parallel, concurrently.

    In addition, there’s a mechanism which combines signals from several sources into a single signal. It is the role of the tuning senses to provide this function.

    Tomi Itkonen

    September 1, 2007 at 12:47 pm

  3. Tuning senses accomplish multisensory integration.

    The theory suggests that synesthesia and Tourette’s syndrome originate in the tuning senses.

    Tomi Itkonen

    September 2, 2007 at 10:04 pm

  4. Leonardo da Vinci talked about five senses connected to the “organ of perception”, sensus communis. Senses meet in one spot, behind the eyes. That one spot is the seat of the soul.
    [William Wray, Leonardo da Vinci – In His Own Words]

    Tomi Itkonen

    February 5, 2009 at 12:01 am


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