Nervous Landscapes: Wave Tunnel

Developments in the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience and biology require us to question the Cartesian legacy that splits mind from life in the world. We can no longer understand ourselves to be isolated bodies controlled by a mind that is separate from and judges a independent environment. The mind, body, and environment form an inseparable and recursive entity. There is no thinking that is independent of the feedback mechanism linking sensory input, body chemistry, the body map and neural activity. The experience of our environment is mediated by our brain-body chemistry (body states) at the same time that our environment influences our nervous system. Environment and experience co-produce each other. What if landscape architecture could consciously embody, employ, and reveal this recursive condition?