Perception of the Spiral vs. Circle


A cognitive scientist would probably suggest that our retina and visual cortex first detect the spiral elements within the circles and for this reason we initially believe these are images of spirals. However, I would suggest there is something more fundamental going on here. I would suggest we take the entire picture in at once and process it based on a built-in bias toward the spiral over the circle. Assuming this, what would cause our visual system to have a bias toward the spiral?

Our entire body is a compromise between spiraling and circular functions arising from the physics of space and light that produce the matter we humans are made of. Pressure differential in space generates vortices and spin which form into nearly closed orbits and fully closed spheroids. Human bodies and sensory functions are no different.

Our brain and its perception are a function of this implosion physics that works to fold everything back on itself. The Phi-base spiral is the temporal template behind this folding or recursion process. At the first fold line, known as the event horizon, that reflection and resonance occurs. Here is where harmonic waves form in standing waves and subsequently interfere to create light and matter. In my research, I’ve convinced myself that Phi is thus the first structuring principle of spacetime, matter and the human body, in the form of atoms, molecules, compounds, and cells, that emerge from it and self-organize around it. Literally everything follows a spiral first, eventually looping back upon itself under the pressure of spatial displacement and implosion.

As for the optical illusions: our retinas and visual cortex clearly recognize the spiral first, as this is the brain’s first principle of organization, and can only discover the circles with coaching by carefully tracing the geometry. These are nice examples of biology recognizing its own first principle in the physics of space itself.