Ali Anani en Lifestyle, beBee in English 7/11/2016 · 1 min de lectura · 3,0K

Fractal Emotions and Perceptions

Fractal Emotions and Perceptions

Fatima Williams wrote a mind-absorbing buzz about our perceptions. This buzz sent my mind in different directions thinking about the linkages between our emotions, feelings and perceptions on how we see ourselves and the world.

We are fractal bodies. Our lungs, brains, artilleries are fractal. Our behaviors are fractal as is demonstrated by the wavy patterns of the stock markets, to give one example. Are our emotions fractal? If they are, how would they affect our perceptions to the world? Are our sensuous feelings related to our perceptions?
It occurred to me to show the growth of emotions in tree-like format. Trees are fractals and this way our emotions are fractal too. I show one example of negative emotions in a tree-like format. I could do the same with other emotions.

Fractal Emotions and Perceptions

This is quite interesting. Our emotions this way have a large surface area and could therefore have a more drastic effect than we expect. They may affect our behaviors and senses in a greater way than their volume occupies. They are like our lungs whose surface action exceeds far their physical volume.

The question now is: do our emotions affect our perceptions? If yes, then how would fractal emotions influence our actions and perceptions? Our fractal emotions lead to fractal behaviors as evidenced by the fractal waves of the stock market. Do the same extend to our perceptions?

Recent studies show this is the case "fear, for example, can affect low-level visual processes, sad moods can alter susceptibility to visual illusions, and goal-directed desires can change the apparent size of goal-relevant objects". Research published in January 2014 finds that being in love makes food and drink — even tasteless distilled water — seem sweeter. Powerless people feel things heavier than they are. Their emotions affect their perception of the physical world. Our emotions have linkages with the outside world and thus affect our perceptions. It also amazing that feeling the cold of loneliness extends to our feelings to our surrounding. People suffering from loneliness feel their rooms colder than they are.

That "How we feel affects what we see" has been proven. People who place an emphasis on positive things and are generally optimistic are sometimes said to “see the world through rose-tinted glasses”. Studies have shown that "Thus, positive moods enhanced peripheral vision and increased the extent to which the brain encoded information in those parts of the visual field, to which the participants did not pay attention. Conversely, negative moods decreased the encoding of peripheral information".

The initial conditions of a fractal affect the trajectory of complex systems. Our emotions are fractal and they change their trajectories depending on our starting emotion. Fractal emotions affect our perception and are our perceptions fractal too? If yes, is it easy to predict perceptions? Partially yes, only if we could uncover their repeating patterns.

So much remains to think about.

Ali Anani 8/11/2016 · #44

@Sara Jacobovici has written a very practical buzz on the application of the main idea of this buzz. Her buzz "Making sense of patterns"
is an outstanding example of "balling ideas" on beBee. I repeat my comment on Sara's buzz here:
The best theory is an applied theory. Dear @Sara Jacobovici your buzz gives a comprehensive clarification of what I mean. Your extension of the emotions branching tree to teams is wonderful. That we may see beneath the surface by comparing the emotional footprints is a great idea. I am privileged to have indirectly contributed to this buzz. I shared on three hives, but also wish I could also share it on human resources hive, but I am limited to three. I suggest you also share it there.
In brief, a great and practical buzz and you provide a roadmap for managers to follow. May be you also would consider providing one example of your application of your great idea.
This buzz is the proof of inoculation of ideas to which beBee and @Javier beBee should be proud of.

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Ali Anani 8/11/2016 · #43

#41 Yes, and I have seen it. Many people long for the womb @Aurorasa Sima

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Ali Anani 8/11/2016 · #42

What a lovely and relevant example this is. Thank you @Ben Pinto for sharing your lovely example and thoughts

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Aurorasa Sima 8/11/2016 · #41

#37 And even as grown-ups when things get rough, many take comfort in getting back to the embryonic position with a blanket over their head.

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Ben Pinto 8/11/2016 · #40

#37 #34 Yes @Ali Anani and @Aurorasa Sima it is so true that even after he baby is born and for months to years after, the founders of the Zippedy Zee (as seen on Shark Tank) sleeping clothes, have proved that providing a sleeping blanket similar to one used by adults for camping but shaped like an hour glass allows the baby to sleep better due to the restriction of motions mimicking the restrictions in the womb. Thank you for making it through that sentence.

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Ali Anani 8/11/2016 · #39

#38 @Mohammed Sultan- I support and in full agreement with your market research. People shall not put their hands in their pocket to take action and buy without the proper emotions and perceptions of what they see. I find your practical experience of immense value because it reflects reality and it corrects our perceptions. Thank you for commenting with such clarity

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Mohammed Sultan 8/11/2016 · #38

Dear@Ali Anani PhD .What's good you will know it's good and you can't keep your eyes from,it's the same with your insightful articles.What makes your articles unique is that it's conceded with people emotions and feelings which influence people attitudes, perceptions and responses to our offerings,whether they are products ,services or even Ad contents.Customers(people) emotions and responses ,as revealed from my previous research studies and focus groups, are fractal and sometimes they were unaware of or unable to articulate.Apart from the attitudes that customers(people) can't report or reveal directly because their emotions are likely to be fractal or have more than face ;a public-face, a private-face, and also a double -talk within each face.My market research experience has also taught me that knowledge about people is not necessarily of a scientific nature,and you should be someone who is also constantly close to them in order to understand their attitudes and perceptions.

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Ali Anani 8/11/2016 · #37

#34 @Aurorasa Sima- thanks first for your kind blessings. You wrote "the pain of birth has probably already changed your brain and you´re comparing the outside world to the womb". May be this explains why every born baby cries. Life starts with comparing the inside and outside and still babes prefer the confined and dark womb to the wide and spacious world. May be babies find more space in the womb being fractal and see it as infinite!!!

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