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My research draws heavily from experimental psychology and neuroaesthetics, particularly their insights into how the brain constructs meaning from minimal perceptual inputs.
Particularly interesting is our ability to perceive continuity through the fragmented nature of electrical impulses, a concept visually represented in my work through the motion of particles.
Gestalt principles of perceptual organisation are causality based and can be applied to any sensory modality but also to the interaction between them. Dynamic fluctuations in the causal relations between sound and images, lead to unexpected response times between sense modalities and can provoke a vivid impression of places and events in our heads.
By augmenting the ambiguity of our surroundings, mental strategies that compress and filter out the perception of everyday stimuli are revealed. What Aldous Huxley once called the "reducing valve" is a survival mechanism that limits the amount of information our brain can process at a time. Sometimes our own Gestalts can make distinct things be perceived as very alike.
When sounds have their frequencies filtered, uncanny similarities between different sounds are exposed. For example, cars on a motorway can sound like waves on the beach."
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