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Mathematical Visualizations of Human Consciousness by Benjamin Betts

In the late 19th century, New Zealand psychologist Benjamin Betts tried to apply mathematics to the problem of visualizing human consciousness. What he produced were striking, almost floral designs that he believed represented the shape of out consciousness for a given activity. While Betts methods and illustrations seem ultimately abstract, there is something appealing about his diagrams. We can almost imagine how a student of metaphysics might make perfect sense out of one state of consciousness working like a petaled bowl and another like a deep and narrowing funnel. Source.

A visualization of my usual state of consciousness. What’s yours?

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