ON THE RELATIVITY OF PERCEPTUAL SENSATIONS

The audio output of a record player is connected via amplifier modules to a lamp, which rhythmically twinkles to the beat. In the 19th century the scientist Johannes Müller discovered that visual perception can be released by purely electric stimulation of nerve cells of the eye, while the same generates tones in the ear. These sensations seem to appear even without the presence of a suitable, real object. At some point every stimulus is a pure electric impulse. The sensuous feeling of it – like the sensation of color - is consequently no image of the releasing sensory stimulus, but rather a product of our perception apparatus whose organs can produce only this kind of sensory qualities.

2010, record player, amplifier tools, lamp
 
 
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