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Postby DrFredbert » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:21 pm

Probably the most frustrating thing about trying to receive information from my psychic senses is not having a very good feel for what is self constructed, either by extrapolating on previous impressions or by more purely imaginative means. I am trying to create some sort of protocol using constructs to effectively alter the images or impressions so that I can distinguish between the two.

OK, so that is not entirely accurate, I've fuddle around a bit with a few attempts at proofs of concept. Yes, much more accurate. I am kind of sold on the idea that constructs can be internal along with external, though this has largely not panned out in practice. So, I guess you could say that I am trying to filter my self imagery. Good luck to me, right?

Neat article there StormSeeker.
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Postby Oyama » Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:16 pm

Whoops, I thought AO included expectations and such. Thank you for clearing that up Storm :) .
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Postby Psychokinetic Wannabe » Wed Dec 02, 2009 3:17 pm

I realize this is a fairly old thread, but I thought I'd point out that I think Oyama was somewhat right in his defining of Analytical Overlay, in a sense... Yes, analytical over-lay occurs after data is perceived, and biofeedback before/without any data perception - however, if you expect something, but don't expect it so strongly that you get biofeedback, there's still potential for Analytical Overlay after you've sensed whatever you're trying to sense being caused by the earlier expectations. Because those expectations will still be there on your mind, and as such, a high chance arises of you over-analyzing your perceptions because they either don't match, or seem to match too well, with your expectations.

So while expectations also cause biofeedback and while data has to have been already been received for AO to occur, if expectations carry over in one's mind to the post-data-getting instant, AO can still occur on the basis of them alone.
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