Science News: Lost In The Periphery
the whole as more than the sum of its parts .. theme ..
"These perceptual flaws shouldn’t make anyone feel inadequate. “The fact that we’re failing in these ways may sound horrible, but you have to remember that those failures aren’t affecting your ability to see or survive,” Simoncelli says. “You walk around just fine despite the fact that all this stuff in your periphery is jumbled.”
.. have to remember that those failures aren’t affecting your ability to see or survive,” .. the unit .. imperative to survive .. to dominate(?) in its surroundings .. its state space .. no, it is not its state space .. it is the space .. in which its state space .. resides .. its state space ..is part of .. a space where all the parts .. that make up the whole .. which reside in the same space .. a space made out .. of the state spaces .. of all these parts .. put together ..
take .. the parts .. as being .. the subsystems .. and of the whole ..as being the system .. or .. by another defining concept .. as the parts .. being the subnetworks .. and the whole .. being the network .. then the state space for each part (subsystem, subnetwork) that makes the whole (system, network), sums up to the state space of the whole (system, network).
So even though the whole is more than the sum of its parts, the same can not be said for the state spaces, of parts and whole. Instead, the state space of the whole is the sum of the state spaces of its parts.
The state space, is the space that includes all the states, of successive state and process events. Input states modified by process into output states, the total of states, input intermediate and output, comprise the state space of any state and process, and instants along these transitions are recognised as parts. Parts being called entities too.
State and process, define all existence and parts tangible reality resulted out of an arrangement of the parts involved, that the distances between the parts remain fixed for short or extremely long durations.
Tangible reality resulted out of arrangement of the parts involved, where distances between parts remain fixed for relatively short to extremely long, to age of entire universe long durations.