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Our Culture has No Name for this Way of Sensing

Animals have two ways of using their senses, focussed and broadband. Broadband sensing evolved for the purpose of being receptive to changes in the immediate environment. The broadband senses are seeing, listening, and smelling.

Humans are so unaware of this way of sensing, that our culture dosen't have any name for it.

Peripheral vision is the word we use for how horses and pidgeons see everything centrally and almost 300° around them. But humans use the peripheral vision only as a support for a central focus point, when driving and cycling, and periphery means the boundary or edge. We need clear words to think clearly ... For me, it is clear that my broadband field of vision has a periphery.

Non-selective sensing fails to describe being actively receptive and on the watch. Unfocussed or defocussed denote unclarity, but everything is quite clear.

Panoramic seeing or listening would sometimes be a good word, if you want to call it that, you can. But the clearest word to differentiate it from focussed sensing, would be broadband seeing, listening, smelling and sensing.

The lack of a name always indicates a lack of recogniton. Without a name we can't expect anyone to have started researching any of the effects it may have.

Our culture has not recognised this, probably because animal trainers and researchers are mainly interested in studying how animals focus, and to what extent animals can learn from us and develop memory and abstract thought.

see also ancient cultures namings

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