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Dimensions of thinking

  1. Apr 30, 2003 #1
    In how many dimensions one can think?
    Can anyone give idea?
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  3. Apr 30, 2003 #2
    define dimensions?
  4. Apr 30, 2003 #3
    I think he is trying to say:
    How many dimensions can one visualize?
    I am able to visualize 4-d, but only on a 3-d basis, and 5-d only on a 3 and/or 4-d basis. It is quite easy you just have to understand the properties.
  5. May 1, 2003 #4
    Well you are right in defining dimensions but how come you think in 4th or 5th dimension when we are not able to see more other than 3-dimensions. aa are you talking about unconscious...
    Last edited: May 1, 2003
  6. May 1, 2003 #5
    No I am thinking about my consious mind. I can visuallize the 3-d cube; then the tesseract from that cube; and The hyper-tesseract from the 3-d and 4-d models. To clarify I am not talking about 4-d, 5-d time dimentions, but the spacial dimensions.
  7. May 1, 2003 #6
    It simply means that thinking can't actually be more than 3-dimensional, in reality!
  8. May 2, 2003 #7
    Simply put Moetasim
    But to really visualize something in another dimension you would need multipe angles in the 3-d. Example to see a 4-d immage you would need 2 veiws of 3-d and put them together in a complex computer that can handle this kind of thing. Then we can study a tesseract the way we need to, in a controlled environment.
  9. May 3, 2003 #8
    To handle greater than 3 spacial dimensions it is much easier to just use mathematics.

    A 4 by 4 matrix is almost as simple as a 3 by 3, but visualising 4spacial Dimensions is impossible.
  10. May 5, 2003 #9
    Impossile by our minds, because what we know is all that is put in front of our eyes. But, if we calculate it into a computer we might be a ble to see what simple 3-d shapes would turn out to be in the 4th dimmension.
  11. May 6, 2003 #10
    Well I think human brain can think in as much dimension as much it wants and try to...in imagination and in theories but in real life human himselfly is not able to go beyond real dimenions. Thats why human is always in a try to devise theories and mechanical things which could go into those dimensions where huamn brain can think but physically cant go..
  12. May 6, 2003 #11
    that was said almost perfectly, but my point still remains: That higher dimensions are still based on a 3-d shape called the cube.
    Tesseract is 2 cubes with corresponding verteces connected
    The hyper tesseract is 2 or more tesseracts that can exist in one or more planes of existence at a time.
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