From what I understand, physiological stimulation (or stimulus or sensation) "refers to sensory excitation, the action of various agents or forms of energy (stimuli) on receptors that generate impulses that travel through nerves to the brain (afferents)", while psychological stimulation (or conceptualized stimulation) involves cognitive process like perception, reasoning, emotion, experience. However, reading the Wikipedia page of stimulation, I feel like the two concepts are the same.
Are they the same or different? I guess we can say that psychological stimulation is physiological stimulation because it can explain (or be explained by) these phenomenons:
- Brainwaves are combinations of harmonic oscillators range from 0.5 to 700 Hz
- Synesthesia, when some people can literally see an orange triangle in space when they hear a trumpet
If so, how does this energy change in the brain related with perception, reasoning, emotion, experience? Is there any experiment that support or against this?
FYI: Physically, when the oscillators aren't aligned, the wave will not jump:
But if they are aligned, the wave will jump:
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