One aspect of my investigation looks at neurological interoception in Myalgic Encephalomyelitis sufferers. ‘Interoception’ is considered to be the 8th sense, a link between bodily sensation and emotional reactions. In recent decades the idea of how the body processes emotions and bodily sensations has created the idea of the experienced phenomenologically lived body as the basis of consciousness. Limited computational and cognitive theories suggest that the study of interoception remains ‘enactive’. I explore ‘interoception’ by photographing brain scans of an M.E Sufferer and their brain responses when suffering post exertional malaise following a short period of exercise. I create imagery using digital and analogue photography to represent both the documented bodily and abstract emotional sensations experienced.
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