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Brain Game: Motion-induced blindness

If you know me you know i like a good illusion. Exposing flaws in the brain is fun!

Here is a good one from Mighty Optical Illusions… 27 more words

Brain Works

Woman Accuses Postal Worker Of Stalking Her

Holy crap. This woman accuses a postal worker of stalking her! Here is the video she took of her confrontation with the poor guy.

Is this lady serious? 207 more words

Human Perception

"What should we think about death?"

By British Humanist Association via YouTube narrated by Stephen Fry

A short Humanist animation about death, afterlife, and living in the here and now.

Youtube

Sleep and False Memory

by Steven Novella via NeuroLogica Blog

When someone looks at me and earnestly says, “I know what I saw,” I am fond of replying, “No you don’t.” You have a distorted and constructed memory of a distorted and constructed perception, both of which are subservient to whatever narrative your brain is operating under. 260 more words

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The cat and the universe

 

 My cat stares at the window, I wonder what he really sees and does he smell the same scents? Sees the same colors? Understands that he is looking at a flourishing garden? 92 more words

Ted Barr

On that burning Orb

On that burning Orb

What is the Sun like unto?
‘Tis a scorching flame above
The sparkling heavens yonder.
Yet like unto what?
Its celestial magnificence bares… 186 more words

Writing

Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things — from alien abductions to dowsing rods — boils down to two of the brain’s most basic, hard-wired survival skills.

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