Why can’t we see in more than three dimensions?

imagesWe know we live in a space of at least five dimensions.  I wonder why we can’t see it that way?

We easily have the capability of modeling multi-dimensional space mathematically.  With enough computer power, you can plug and chug all day.  11, 12 dimensions — knock yourself right on out.  Seems like five should be easy.  I can kind of wrap my head around four; in other words, I know when I look up at the night sky, I know I’m looking back into the past as well as distance.  So how come I can’t figure out what a tesseract looks like? Continue reading