Research by medical scientists shows that synesthetes have high intelligence and are frequently psychics. Psychics in the military related instances where they went through periods of synesthesia during extreme exercises designed in
Synesthesia is a condition in which the stimulation of one sensory pathway leads to involuntary stimulation of another sensory pathway (Wikpedia 2015). Synesthesia can involve any of the senses such sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. According to Palmeri, Blake and Marios (2006) article in Scientific American, synesthesia is an anomalous blending of the senses in which the stimulation of one sensory modality produces sensation in another modality. Synesthetes hear colors, feel sounds and taste different shapes. Drug induced hallucinations are different from synesthesia in the fact that synesthetic sensations are highly consistent where drug induced hallucinations are not (Palmieri, et al., 2006). The estimated prevalence of synesthesia
It’s three examples that we use on the daily base. Most of us just don’t go into detail about why we use these three human behaviors. Even though we still don’t know if evolutionary psychology was either brought up by our genes or evolution, we can conclude that our human behavior will grow as our generation’s progress, even if human behavior isn’t in our genes. It is important though that we understand human behavior because it carries the way a person is. It maintains a positive outlook on our social relations with others in our society. It helps us relate to one another and understand we’re we come
Synesthesia is when any two or more senses of the human body or perceptual pathways are linked. When one sense is activated so is another. So when you are eating, you may feel as if you are tasting a color instead, or when you see a color you may think of a shape. It affects 1 out of 2,000 peopled believed to be genetic, it is demonstrated more commonly in females and individuals who are left handed. Synesthesia is not diagnosed as a disease, those affected usually have average intelligence and no greater risk of mental disorders.
Angelina: First of all there is a major misconception about the interaction of behavior in biology. People think that just because something is biological it’s inevitable, justified and impossible for change. This concept is called biological determinism and it refers to the notion that all human behavior is innate and determined by biological characteristics, genetic makeup and brain size. The naturalistic fallacy points out that as humans we have the ability to make our own moral judgements, and that just because something is “natural” does not necessarily make it pre-determined or acceptable .We humans have the capability to alter our mindsets and have utter control over our actions and behavior.
My highest score was 80 which was for Bodily - Kinesthetic which means that I think of self-expression or the precision to achieve a goal. I actually do agree with the statement because I am a person who always has a goal to be perfect and get to the top. Now I do agree with the statements that the Multiple Intelligence Survey did give me my correct answers. As I said about the Bodily - Kinesthetic was about how to always be correct or perfect, but what it said my lowest skills was naturalistic, musical, and logical. This statement is true. None of these things are skills that have ever come naturally to me. My lowest result in this survey was naturalistic, musical, intrapersonal, and logical. My highest score was 80 which was for Bodily -
The new admit I got was quiet, sitting on the edge of her bed. She was mostly blind, seeing shadows better than people. While a part of me understood that this could be why she seemed to focus on me, another part of my mind was scared; I had just been told some information that was taking a while to process. My newest resident at the care facility had Schizophrenia. Because popular literature refers so frequently refers to the eyes as windows to the soul, I am compelled to look deeply into her eyes. What am I looking for? Can I see some sort of deep rooted evil, waiting to snap at me unexpectedly? I don’t even know what Schizophrenia really is; maybe I shouldn’t be so wary of this stranger with the dark eyes. Maybe I should educate
In conclusion, Dr. Sapolsky, breaks down what makes humans unique, he correlates animals` behavior with human behavior; in which, involuntarily makes humans and animals have the same behavior. As a result, humans have the ability to simultaneously embrace different behavior and styles within their own thought process. As Dr. Sapolsky explains, humans and animals have similar
Nature versus nurture is one of the most controversial topics of discussion among human beings. For many years, phycologist’s have been studying various people’s behavioral patterns in order to settle the debate. The argument of nature suggests that a person is born with a pre-conceived set of personality traits that determine the way they will act for the rest of their life. That is to say that all characteristics of a person, not just physical appearance, are passed down through genetics. The case with nurture states the idea that every person, no matter where they are from, is born with a blank slate. In other words, asserting that the behavior of someone is solely a result of their surroundings. This subject often comes up when a person
Around the 1950’s a new discipline began to emerge, ethology, which focused on animal behavior in its natural environment. Niko Tinbergen, one ethology’s founding fathers, distinguished four questions to ask when a specific behavior is performed. “What was the internal physiological cause of the behavior?” (Stevenson et al., 2013, p. 267) the behavior occurred due to an internal change. For example, if the behavior occurred due to hormone secretion or a muscle contraction. “What in the development or experience of the individual prepared the way for that behavior?” (Stevenson et al., 2013, p. 268) if a complication occurred in the development of the fetus in the womb it could prevent sexual maturity, ultimately creating an excuse for abnormal behavior. “What is the function of the behavior” (Stevenson et al., 2013, p. 268) the individual is behaving this particular way in order to achieve some sort of goal. “What is the evolutionary history of this pattern of behavior” (Stevenson et al., 2013, p. 268) by examining ancestral behavior patterns we can distinguish their intentions or adaptations. These four questions pertaining to behavior can be applied to almost all species, including humans, both male and
According to Essentials of Abnormal Psychology, schizophrenia is a devastating psychotic disorder that may involve characteristic disturbances in thinking, perception, speech, emotions, and behavior. It can also have an impact on movement.(Durnad, Barlow, 2014)
Life is solely based on the perspective that an individual captures; this has the capability to be subjective based on one’s nurturing as well as social forces. John Seabrook is an esoteric writer that employs synaesthesia in a unique manner in his short story, The Smell whose connotation is purely up to the reader. The changing times caused by the Immigration Act of 1990 where mass immigration took place in the United States, began creating the diversity of traditional values that is depicted within the narrative. The Chan family are the only Chinese immigrants in the Tribeca area as the homeless man, “James pointed to No.31-33 and said, ‘The Chinese’” (Seabrook 2). At this time, overall immigration was increased to 700,000 in the United States
Some aspects of the second article that was chosen are difficult to interpret. This includes the use of two hypotheses in which one reason for better memory performance by synesthetes can be explained by cues involved in encoding and retrieval. Another alternative structural organization hypothesis concedes that there is some other mechanism that helps synesthetes recall more information. According to the findings, it was not clear which hypothesis was more strongly supported as some verbal tests agreed with the former and the visuo-spatial ones with the latter. It is also unclear which aspect the authors were trying to assess since there existed a shifting emphasis from how synthetes encode information to how they recall it.
Synesthesia is a disorder found in about 2% of the world's population. This is a hereditary condition, often linked with genes passing from parent to offspring. People with synesthesia are able to combine multiple senses and can often visualize words as colors or taste sounds. Scientists are still unable to understand why evolution has kept synesthesia around for so long and whether or not it has hidden benefits that may be needed in the future.
a common criticism of this approach is that it does not address the possible role of biological factors in human behaviour. And also that it leaves no room for the free will of an individual.