It is imagination, and it has two states: a state of contiguity, which it possesses though man and certain animals, and a state of discontiguity. To the latter outward perception becomes connected while remaining separate from it in actual fact, as in the case of Gabriel's appearance in the form of Dihya, or a jinn or an angel which become manifest from the world of curtaining.
The thing known as the discontiguity or the distance is the image of itself when Ibn 'Arabi writes "it is imagined in itself."
Not only is the state difficult to administer in a physical sense, because of the intervening space occupied by India whose relations with Pakistan have been tense and hostile but many centrifugal forces are at work in East and West Pakistan against the development of strong social bonds, bonds desperately need to overcome lack of physical contiguity." See Glenn Stephenson, "Pakistan: Discontiguity
and the Majority Problem," Geographical Review, Vol.
They also often point towards the potentiality of invention, a place for new and undiscovered possibilities, allowed by their perceived discontiguity
from other landmasses.
What is important now is that these authors argue that there are examples of discontiguity
on the modal map.
Despite being prolific learners in standard discrimination tasks, rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) traditionally have shown great difficulty in learning two-choice discrimination tasks when there was stimulus-response (S-R) spatial discontiguity (see Meyer, Treichler, & Meyer, 1965).
S-R spatial discontiguity effects are relevant in the learning performances of species other than monkeys.
Stollnitz and Schrier (1962) suggested that spatial discontiguity problems could be overcome with suitable apparatus.
Another successful means of overcoming S-R spatial discontiguity by rhesus monkeys has involved joystick-based computerized tests (Richardson, Washburn, Hopkins, Savage-Rumbaugh, & Rumbaugh, 1990; Rumbaugh, Richardson, Washburn, Savage-Rumbaugh, & Hopkins, 1989; Washburn, Hopkins, & Rumbaugh, 1989).
Another factor contributing to watershed isolation is spatial discontiguity
. Contiguity is defined as "the spatial relationship of adjacency, i.e.
Carax changes the primary settings of Pola X to Normandy and Paris, and his choice of an American novel set in America (rather than a French novel set in France) as his source material already establishes a "discontiguity
of place" that works against the notion of native heritage: the film retains a direct literary referent while forfeiting the possibility of engaging any sense of individual or collective memory based upon French nationhood.