Fundamental research and applied research.

Understanding the fundamental concepts of research is critical. One of the most essential choices you have to make as a researcher is determining the nature of your research: fundamental or applied research.

What is the purpose of fundamental research?

Understanding fundamental research, also known as basis research or pure research, has the main goal of increasing our fundamental knowledge and understanding of the world around us. This type of research is often curiosity-driven and focuses on answering abstract questions about how things work, why certain phenomena occur and what the underlying principles are.

The aim of fundamental research is therefore not aimed at solving practical problems or developing useful applications. Instead, it’s about laying the building blocks for further discoveries and innovations.
Consider research into the fundamental properties  of matter, the origin of the universe or the functioning of the human brain. This type of research forms the basis for long-term progress and can ultimately lead to unexpected breakthroughs in various disciplines.

What is the purpose of applied research?

Applied research, as the name suggests, has a more indirect practical application. It focuses on tackling specific problems and developing solutions for real-world situations. The primary goal is to covert knowledge into useful results that can improve quality of life, optimize processes or tackling societal challenges.

In contrast to fundamental research, applied research is about finding concrete answers and developing practical applications. This type of research is often closely linked to industries, technologies and social needs. Consider research into new medical treadments, environmental friendly energy sources or more efficient production processes.

The difference between fundamental research and applied research.

The main distinction between fundamental and applied research lies in their goals and focus. Fundamental research seeks to increase knowledge and understanding without direct practical application, while applied research focuses on solving specific problems and creating useful solutions.
Another difference is the time horizon: fundamental research can focus on long-term implications, while applied research often focuses on immediate or short-term results.

The moving paradigm in science.

In philosophy, a paradigm is a coherent system of models and theories that form a frame of mind with wich to analyze reality. The philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn described the progressive development of knowledge in the form of paradigms. When applying the scientific method, observations keep coming up that do not fit into the existing models or paradigms (anomalies). For some time it is possible to fit in the new observation trough small adjustments to a model, but sometimes these accumulated adjustments put more and more stress on a model; the model is no longer beautiful, but has many exceptions or special situations.
At such times, a new set of theories can arise, a new paradigm, that can explain in a different way all the observations known until then. A group of scientist will form around the new theory who adhere to the new theory, but at the same time, among other scientist, there wil be resistance to this change; this latter group will continue to defend the old theory. When the new theory proves successful and gains more and more support, it is referred to as a paradigm shift.

Using the full brain potencial.

Western science is based on Rationalism and materialism. Materialism emerged aroud 600 BC and Rationalism emerged in the 17th century.
Western scientists only use their rational and material capabilities. This is called rational-materialistic reductionism. This rational-materialistic reductionism is not longer tenable for the human sciences.

Western science also do not offer any method of research that is suitable for investigating human affectivity and human spirituality (the functioning of the Human Spirit).

To conduct research into human affectivity and human spirituality (the functioning of the Human Spirit) you must use your affective, spiritual, rational and material capabilities.

What ar those four different abilities?
Affective abilities: spatial feeling (happerceptive sensitivity) and touching (psycho-tactile-contact)
Spiritual abilities: meditation, contemplation and introspection
Rational abilities: rational, logical and analytical thinking
Material abilities: the creation and use of technology, e.g. computers and measuring equipment that scientist can use in their research methods

Only people who have optimally developed their affective, spiritual, rational and material capabilities and have seamlessy interwoven them make use of their full potential.

Because I have been using my full potential for more than three decades, I am able to explain misunderstood mysteries, phenomena and conditions that puzzle other researchrs.

The Happerceptive Participartory Observation (HPO)

The scientific method is a systematic way of acquiring knowledge, based on observations, measurements, predictions, experiments, verification and falsification.
The current research methods used by the academic world are not suitable for conducting research into the essence of human affectivity and the functioning of the Human Spirit.

In my research method I have seamlessy intertwined conscious spatial feeling, touch, meditation, comtemplation and introspection with rational, logical en analytical thinking. I don’t use technology.

By connecting my Happerceptive Sensitive ability from Haptonomy with the research method of cultural anthropology – the participant observation – a unique innovative method of research has emerged: the Happerceptive Participatory Observation (HPO).
Through this unique and innovative method of research, I have been able to feel step by step the workings and laws of the Human Spirit and thereby further advance the science of Affectivity.

This optimal Happerceptive Sensitivity can be developed (again) in a completely natural way for everyone who chooses to do so by meditating and contemplating often alone in nature, so that the nervous system naturally becomes so healthy and sensitive that people can concious feel spatially, with or without tactile contact.


 Independent Research