Draw up proposals for new experiences

The knowledge of the sensitivity of our organism is a precious help to understand how our mental processes are constructed.

What I want to say is that our sensory perception, i.e. our senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell are responsible for much of what is happening inside us.

These suffer from the influence of stimuli to which we are subject being this influence variable according to the characteristics or qualities of these stimuli and also according to the surroundings.

But it is mainly the degree of impact that past experiences had on us and we will make our future choices.

“The real experience is not as important as the way it is remembered.” Don Norman

This conditioning course differs from individual to individual and from situation to situation, but without wishing to abuse of labeling, one can say that the standardization touch somewhere a common point to all these elements of the process of perception.

The new experiences that bring with them countless emotions are compared and related with the experiences and records accumulated over the years.

It turns out that we have been trained to believe that there is only one truth, often based on beliefs, but creativity has something to tell us.

If we follow the search path of that truth the perception of what we receive, only serves to eliminate information that doesn’t fit in our patterns. Creativity however has other advantages and allows us to reach “new truths” when we go through new experiences.

A face, a melody, an aroma are similar depending on the degree of compliance with the standards created by past experience and the knowledge of these experiences can lead to proposals for products and services that meet the needs of people and are simultaneously an experience to remember.

We know by experience that human memory strength is governed by the meaning of experience and this leads us to the questions:

Why is, that individuals have different emotional experiences when the same knowledge is “presented” to them?

In fact with the knowledge we have seen a little bit the same demand for analogies to integrate information and assign relevance and importance for immediate registration and classification, but we don’t have all the same frame of reference when this happens.

So how can the process of knowing be designed and implemented to make the experience more meaningful?

It seems to be true that without some relationship structure, i.e. without some kind of classification, the pattern building and the perception of patterns would be impossible to be communicated.

This may mean that using a common language, the same system of encoding and decoding of the other people we can understand each other and make the most comprehensive products or services that we want to propose.

We seek to identify the useful information available and we use frames of reference for classify them about its validity and usefulness in a given context. It is not by chance that, even unconsciously of what we do, we changed our way of response to various stimuli according to the environment and people.

But we must, today with the amount of available information, establish bridges to identify globally accepted standards, or at least accepted by a considerable number of people.

The various cultures that information crosses, produce effects similar to those found in transcriptions of documents during centuries and then becomes necessary to translate the various needs of people in common problems but allowing a solution to scale.

The knowledge of the history of emotional experiences lived and the knowledge of what gives meaning to these experiments, in a new environment, allows us to show the direction of the proposals for new experiences that we want to develop.

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2 Responses to Knowledge and the memory of old experiences

  1. Jordi says:

    What is mentioned in this article matches my idea of learning process:

    This illustrates the process of learning as: curiosity or interest, understanding, memorizing and internalizing. Through these steps learning moves from the conscious to the unconscious mind, freeing up conscious memory and energy; in other words you internalize the learning. Internalization of knowledge is an essential part of knowledge itself. What is internalized has great impact on future behavior and beliefs.

    See: “Curiosity and Innovation”


    • Jose Baldaia says:

      Hello Jordi!
      Thank you for your comments!
      I agree with you when you say : “What is internalized has great impact on future behavior and beliefs”
      Thank you too for the link!


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