Since antique Greece, philosophers as Plato and Aristotle discussed about the phenomena of senses and sensation, and its importance in knowing the world and ourselves. Plato claimed that the consciousness stands exactly for the sense. He considered that the truth is related to what is perceived. On contrary, Aristotle believed that the smell is a secondary sense for humans because it will never be as accurate as animals’ one.It is important to emphasize the fact that the Sensory perception is a biological phenomena. All forms of the life have sensory perception.Plants are sensing the Sun; animals are capable of sensing danger, pray or partner for coupling; even single-celled amoeboid is capable of sensing. Also humans use their senses to focus on outside world, orient in the space and communicate with each other and environment; but the difference comparing to animals is that humans have the capability of experiencing on higher cognitive level.It is thanks to our senses that we have a perception of ourselves, of “being in the world”. If senses are so important for humans, what happens when one or more senses are loss or damaged? - Certainly this event changes our everyday life, the way in which we are interacting with each other, with objects and environment.

Digitalize Limits for Increased Capability: Technology to Overcome Human Mechanisms

STEPANOVIC, MILA;Venere Ferraro
2019

Abstract

Since antique Greece, philosophers as Plato and Aristotle discussed about the phenomena of senses and sensation, and its importance in knowing the world and ourselves. Plato claimed that the consciousness stands exactly for the sense. He considered that the truth is related to what is perceived. On contrary, Aristotle believed that the smell is a secondary sense for humans because it will never be as accurate as animals’ one.It is important to emphasize the fact that the Sensory perception is a biological phenomena. All forms of the life have sensory perception.Plants are sensing the Sun; animals are capable of sensing danger, pray or partner for coupling; even single-celled amoeboid is capable of sensing. Also humans use their senses to focus on outside world, orient in the space and communicate with each other and environment; but the difference comparing to animals is that humans have the capability of experiencing on higher cognitive level.It is thanks to our senses that we have a perception of ourselves, of “being in the world”. If senses are so important for humans, what happens when one or more senses are loss or damaged? - Certainly this event changes our everyday life, the way in which we are interacting with each other, with objects and environment.
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