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6th Sense Developer

Multisensory 3d display, Audio, tactile, visual
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This is a minimal virtual 3d space with a coordinated display between audio, visual and tactile, meant to develop a capability to perceive actual 3 dimensional space rather than a 2d stereoscopic rendering. So it would be a very simple virtual space that could be perceived without occlusion so that you are aware of all objects in the space at once. Once this capability is developed the system could become more detailed, growing the capability. This would be in preparation for direct interfaces with the brain so that there would be a capacity to perceive actual 3d space.
JesusHChrist, Feb 28 2015


       This is an excellent idea. I don't understand it at all.
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 28 2015

       6 existing senses are sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste, and proprioception. Perhaps you are talking about the "sense of perception" that E.E."Doc" Smith wrote about in his "Lensman" series of science fiction stories.
Vernon, Feb 28 2015

       What's the difference between touch and proprioception?
pocmloc, Feb 28 2015

       Touch is a different sense than pain. There is also balance.
Voice, Feb 28 2015

       Proprioception lets you know, with eyes closed, things about the physical positioning of your body. Blindfolded, starting with arms hanging loose, you can move an arm to touch your nose with a fingertip, accurately, because of proprioception. Especially if practiced.
Vernon, Feb 28 2015

       Yes but doesn't that all come under 'touch'? Otherwise there are dozens more like IR, gravity, subsonic vibrations, spectral influence on circadian rythyms, indigestion, etc.
pocmloc, Feb 28 2015

       No, it doesn't really come under touch - it uses sensors in muscles and joints, very different from those in the skin.   

       And, arguably, there are loads of senses. Heat and cold use two different types of sensor, both of which are distinct from touch; there are also several types of touch sensor. And as [Vernon] pointed out, there's pain and balance, as well as thirst, hunger...
MaxwellBuchanan, Feb 28 2015

       So, no p-Phenylenediamine solution, then ?   

       Does this develop monochrome senses, or colour ones ? Are they light-stable ?
8th of 7, Feb 28 2015

       Isn't this just throwing a large number of data sets at the user and overtime, the brain will rewire to make a collective 3D scene. If the brain's processing algorithms were known in more detail then the algorithms between data sets, audio, tactile, visual can be tailored accordingly.
wjt, Feb 28 2015

       Do we not have a capacity to perceive 3d space? I am looking around between typing words. It looks very 3d to me in here. I think I got the ability. The skills.   

       I was pondering a method to change visual signals into auditory signals. Maybe interpret visual field as 2d area, with various sounds: pitch corresponding to color wavelength, vibration frequency to brightness, volume to amount of field the object occupies.
bungston, Feb 28 2015

       Are you saying you want to train people to perceive the world as if their eyes were capable of sensing 3D images?   

       I've heard of techniques to develop 4D visualization skill (though forgot where such could be found), which might be helpful. After all, you'd need a 4D retina to see a 3D image.
notexactly, Mar 01 2015

       In the same way that colour cameras use dichroic mirrors to more exactly sense 2D images, then three 2D eyes should be capable of resolving 4D images via paralax; hence the whole Buddhist/Hindu "Third Eye" thing, shirley ?
8th of 7, Mar 01 2015

       Differences from, say, Doom would include   

       1. The tactile part.   

       2. The absence of occlusion; I take that to mean that, in this space, you can see (perceive? infer?) things that are hiding behind pillars.   

       Maybe it's intended to feel like a sort of proprioception, in relation to external objects.   

       Maybe it's intended as a sort of transcendence of physical point-of-view - replacing it with something more like "space of view".
pertinax, Mar 02 2015

       Well, at least it's in an appropriate category.
normzone, Mar 02 2015


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