Thank you for reading my blog. I hope my ramblings have made you think about the different factors that contribute to your lived experience. Françoise Héritier inspired me to start a blog on the topic of embodiment, so I'll finish with another list of moments of my embodied experience of life... Watching people fasten large … Continue reading Finally…
The way we are perceived by others affects our embodied experience. Other people's reactions to what we are, contributes to the way we feel about ourselves. If someone sketches me, I may perceive myself slightly differently after seeing myself in pencil on a page. Many people associate the self with the 'mind' or the 'soul', … Continue reading My Body and what you think about it
Neil Harbisson was born with a severe form of colour blindness meaning that he could only see grey-scale. He has developed an antenna that allows him to perceive visible and invisible colours such as infrared and ultraviolet via sound waves. He can also receive images, videos, music or phone calls directly into his head via … Continue reading Changing embodiment
Rupi Kaur is a writer and artist who creates beautiful poetry and images. Her work engages with love, loss, trauma and healing based on the experiences she gathers through her life. he will taste like the poetry i wish i could write -Rupi Kaur I chose to mention Rupi Kaur because her poems blur the … Continue reading Thoughts on sound and vision
People with Synesthesia experience stimuli across more than one sense. We have been aware of Synethesia for centuries, but only recently has the science behind it been investigated in more detail. Many people don't realise they even have Synethesia. Why would you question your perception of the world, unless you compared it with someone else's? Synesthesia … Continue reading Synesthesia- do you have it?
After watching me eat various "questionable" foods, my friends came up with a list of edible items considered to be controversial to most people. Apparently pickles make the cut... pickles/cornichons/gherkins/onions (anything pickled basically). blue cheese Marmite licorice anchovies coriander marzipan (really?) Basically anything with a strong (usually bitter) taste. I love all of these foods, … Continue reading Eating pickles with everything.
How can I possibly express what my conscious experience is like? Will we ever understand each others' embodied experiences of the world? Like me, you may be of the opinion that no one can ever truly know what it is to be you. We've discussed the logistics of swapping bodies but keeping our minds, and … Continue reading Expression!