Monday, October 21, 2019

Ratios of Recognition

The human brain must be encoded with some sort of instinctive shape recognition. Certain ratios grab the attention. These primal impulses are easily overridden by higher brain function, but the recognition that they exist can still be momentarily overwhelming.

Observing those with impaired or limited cognitive abilities, one could understand why they'd be unable to escape those impulses. That primal instinct is strong. Without the ability to discern conscious motive from instinct, it's far easier to act.

I'd like to think I'm capable of higher brain function, but I have my moments. My reality spins away, against my will, on those rare and brief occasions. Then, when I'm able to breathe again, I inhale deeply.