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 β€” even tasteless distilled water β€” 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 β€œsee 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.


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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

Sara Jacobovici has written a very practical buzz on the application of the main idea of this buzz. Her buzz "Making sense of patterns" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/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.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#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

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#34
Aurorasa Sima- thanks first for your kind blessings. You wrote "the pain of birth has probably already changed your brain and youΒ΄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!!!

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#32
Great Peter van Doorn and I just ask if life has a meaning if deprived of emotions?

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#28
I think this is a strong paradox embedded in your writing " Especially in our culture so fearful of emotions that we inevitably latch onto them, rather than feeling as they flow through....". Deb Helfrich- denying emotions is one thing; that they rule our decisions is another. Denying emotions doesn't eliminate them.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#26
Fully agree

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#24
ANd refusing to let old and advocated knowledge be proved false

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#22
Max Carter- you wrote with eloquent simplicity "I think it is easy to see that no matter how you wrap it up when something rings true is simply is true". This makes me wonder why scientists objected to the existence of polymers when Staudinger mentioned it first. Sometime what rings true is even refuted by eminent scientists.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#17
Completely new perspective Max Carter. Yes, emotions are power and we should aim to use this power for the good of others; if not it shall fire back on the initiator. Lots of stuff to consider thoughtfully.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#16
Your comment dear debasish majumder referred to in her comment. I feel reading the three lovely comments together shall result in new perspectives. I wish to hear from the trio your opinion on the combination of the three comments. Great stuff indeed.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#15
Deb Helfrich- I am totally mesmerized by the depth of your comment. Your smell example is so powerful that it merits a buzz o its own. You r writing " Which grows and branches to similar feelings and thoughts spiraling fractal-like until we no longer see the nugget of feeling for itself, we see the pattern of all the components of being scared or happy together" captures the essence of the buzz and gives it a dramatic explanation. I couldn't say it better. You have so much to discuss in your comment and I feel you may write a great buzz by expanding this comment. I hope you do.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#14
This a genius comment Harvey Lloyd. There is no tree without roots and the way you defined roots is magnificent and I shall ponder on this idea. I love your concept of gravity versus energy. You got me really thinking with your notation "The fractal nature of emotions is the spiral of energy we disperse upon our environment". What a great idea to think deeply of!

Harvey Lloyd

Harvey Lloyd

4 years ago #11

Ali Anani the core of our sun is in a raging battle between energy and gravity. For the time being gravity is winning. I look at your tree of emotions and see the same process. The roots below the tree (Not shown) are like the gravity of our lives. The inner workings, the things that bind us into who we are. The branching tree of emotions are the resulting energy from the gravity of our roots. Solar Flares if you will This perspective to say.......the roots of who we are spark the emotions we branch out into. Emotions challenge us in our ability as they focus through a very narrow beam of energy. This is great as long as actions/risks are not needing measurement. We budget for the vacation but upon arrival the budget goes out the window and fun today is all that is important. The other extreme, the budget assumes massive financial upset if we spend more than two dollars on a view master as our vacation. The fractal nature of emotions is the spiral of energy we disperse upon our environment. Be sure before you release, the fractal will grow in the direction you projected.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#12
I couldn't agree more with your comment . Yes, customers buy mostly emotionally and justify logically. If we think about decision reversal we find this is true. When we reverse a decision emotions flow in the reverse order of the decision making. Just recently I met a friend who broke his engagement. The justifications he gave were mostly emotional- I had no feelings for her and this sort of e"motions rationalizing".

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#10
Thank you so much Nelya Hapchyn

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#7
Yes, Fatima Williams. I agree

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

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🐝 Fatima G. Williams

#6
Thank you Anani well then we shall change the proverb to golden spoon that's the color of honey isn't it.

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#4
#4 nothing speaks louder than living experiences. I find your comment Fatima Williams beautiful and I marvel at every word of it. Your conclusion with "Therefore resulting in a new fractal emotion that will hence forth change the patterns of my perception to avoid this contamination. Now that's just me and it can differ case to case" reflects exactly my experiences in life. Silver spoon- great, but it is not the honey color. May be your creativity will come with a spoon with the right color. I am truly thankful for your appreciation and support

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#3
May be you want to rewrite this buzz with your elaboration Deb Lange for your comment reflects deep understanding of the topic. Yes, we need to remember we are part of the nature and not isolated from it. The part has never been more important than the whole.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

Part I. If Perceptions are fractal I'm sure they will be like repeating patterns. I think they are but my perception may be contaminated. I'll tell you why . Case study on myself. I have been constantly making a professional mistake in my career move repeatedly. And at all times my assumed correct perception of the wrong decision was favoured by the mind due to the fear of uncovering new moves or not favouring new perceptions. Now this has resulted in me realising that my perception has been contaminated and resulted in looking at ways to correct it positively rather than mourn or crib about it. Therefore resulting in a new fractal emotion that will hence forth change the patterns of my perception to avoid this contamination. Now thats just me and it can differ case to case. This buzz is extremely overwhelming because it points out exactly what happens with us in reality. As Sara mentioned it is an MRI to see what's going on inside and if we have warning signals with information put forward so easily we can avoid getting into that situation. Why look for the doctor when you can avoid the sickness. Thank you Ali Anani you are the silver spoon given to us beBees. Dear beBees we were born with a silver spoon on beBee πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€— How cool is that ! #beBeesforever

Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

#1
Dear Sara Jacobovici- I am so relieved to read your comment> I am sure you understand why. Writing this buzz wasn't easy. To simplify a complex issue is a challenge. I am truly happy that the buzz makes sense to you. The subject is tough and you that as judged by your writings on perceptions. If this buzz is of any value it is because of the way you summarized it in your comment. Thank you

Sara Jacobovici

Sara Jacobovici

4 years ago #1

I find that I literally hold my breath while I read your buzzes Ali Anani and this one is no exception. I can't pull anything out as it all flows so well from beginning to end. I will focus on the last sentences. "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." In these 4 sentences Dr. Ali, you have produced a visual process that can allow us to see what's going on inside without an MRI!

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