One of the most amazing capacities of the human mind is its ability to go beyond its boundaries. The well-known example of the "blind man" by Gregory Bateson helps us understand how our mind is able to expand its potentiality thanks to the use of a tool. This famous example demonstrates two specific features that characterize the relationship between the human mind and the use of tool. From a neuropsychological point of view, the tool is integrated in near space, extending it to the end point of the instrument. From a phenomenological point of view, we are present in the tool because we can use it in an intuitive way to realize our intentions.

Cipresso, P., Serino, S. (eds.), Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, NEW YORK, NY 2014: 321 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/75415]

Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges

Cipresso, Pietro
Primo
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Serino, Silvia
Ultimo
2014

Abstract

One of the most amazing capacities of the human mind is its ability to go beyond its boundaries. The well-known example of the "blind man" by Gregory Bateson helps us understand how our mind is able to expand its potentiality thanks to the use of a tool. This famous example demonstrates two specific features that characterize the relationship between the human mind and the use of tool. From a neuropsychological point of view, the tool is integrated in near space, extending it to the end point of the instrument. From a phenomenological point of view, we are present in the tool because we can use it in an intuitive way to realize our intentions.
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978-1-63321-933-5
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Cipresso, P., Serino, S. (eds.), Virtual Reality: Technologies, Medical Applications and Challenges, Nova Science Publishers, NEW YORK, NY 2014: 321 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/75415]
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