Enjoy Life from Within: A Proprioception Way
Authors: Shuichi Fukuda
Abstract: Brain is getting wide attention these days. Until very recently. it is deeply associated with Digital Computing. But Recently the importance of Analog is getting wide attention and such word as Brain-morphic Computing (BMC) is emerging. Although whether it is Digital or Analog, the attention is focused only on Brain. But as William Wordsworth indicated "Our heart leaps up when we behold a rainbow in the sky", our heart plays a very important role in our Emotion. The world has been the Industrial World and Euclidean Approach (EA) played a leading role. EA is interval scale-based with units and requires orthonormality among their datasets. But as the curse of dimensionality teaches us, we cannot solve the problem, if its number of dimensions becomes too large. The environments and situations of our daily life, however, change from moment to moment. But we spend our daily life safely and happily. Change is related with movement. And human movement is divided into two: Motion, which can be observed from outside and Motor, which is the movement inside of us, such as those of muscles, etc. Our discussion on human movements has been focused on Motion. Our muscles harden when we get close to the target object and they move together with our skeleton, forming the musculoskeletal system. Thus, we can control our motion trajectories. But at the first stage, our motion trajectories vary widely from time to time. This is because the environment and the situation vary from time to time and we make our efforts to adapt to these external changes. We coordinate all body parts to balance our body to adapt to the changing environment and the situation. In other words, our internal Motor or such parts as Muscles. etc. come to play an important role. Coordination becomes more and more important. In short, sensorimotor or proprioception has come to play an important role.
Keywords: Affective, Pleasurable, Design, Self, Emotion, Proprioception, Sensorimotor
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