- Are Vision and Consciousness Intimately Related?
In my article on brain waves and consciousness I looked at some research associating gamma wave activity with consciousness. This is, however, a controversial area in that other researchers have found that such gamma activity is also correlated with eye mo ...
Blog Post - Richard Mankiewicz - Apr 4 2010 - 2:19am
- Writing As Superpower
Communicating with the dead is a standard job requirement for a psychic such as the infamous medium John Edward of the television show Crossing Over who claims to be able to listen to what the deceased family members of his studio audience have to say. H ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Apr 18 2010 - 9:09pm
- Harness The Wild Eye
In Writing As Superpower we discussed that writing is really for the eye, at the expense of the hands, despite the fact that our brains may have evolved to comprehend speech. We still prefer to 'listen' with our eyes, despite our eyes not havin ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Apr 18 2010 - 10:20pm
- Writing That Harnesses The Eye: The Trouble With Speechwriters
In Writing As Superpower I outlined how writing is for the eye, at the expense of the hands, despite the fact that our brains may have evolved to comprehend speech. We still prefer to 'listen' with our eyes, despite our eyes not having been desig ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Apr 18 2010 - 10:19pm
- Blindness Improves Sense Of Smell?
The idea that the blind have a more acute sense of smell than the sighted is a myth, according to an ongoing study at the Université de Montréal. Vision loss doesn't enhance the sense of smell, researchers say, blind people just pay more attention to ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 26 2010 - 11:37am
- Nintendo Cures Lazy Eye
This is totally not my field-- medicine-- but totally up my alley-- electronic gaming. So here goes. Doctors prescribed playing Nintendo games to cure a boy's blindness in one eye. And it worked. The boy had severe lazy eye syndrome in right eye (a ...
Blog Post - Alex "Sandy" Antunes - Jun 25 2010 - 8:08am
- Monkey And Man- The Thatcher Illusion And Facial Recognition
We meet many of the same people every day but without the ability to recognize faces at first glance, our lives would be a confusing mess. Imagine asking your boss for coffee or a waitress to place a phone call. Monkeys also possess the ability to disti ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 2 2010 - 4:34pm
- My, What Large (fake) Eyes You Have!
The fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood has been interpreted in myriad ways, particularly as sexual awakening or sexual coming of age (either biologically or socially, depending on which bath-house you pray in). Perhaps if the crimson-caped interloper existe ...
Article - Becky Jungbauer - Jul 3 2010 - 5:06pm
- Expect The Unexpected- But It Won't Do Any Good
Even if you know an unexpected event is likely to occur, you are no better, and may be even worse, than those who aren't expecting anything unexpected at all. Did you expect that confusing opening sentence? Now you get the point. The study, from D ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 12 2010 - 11:58am
- The Moving Look Of Music
I believe that music sounds like people, moving. Yes, the idea may sound a bit crazy, but it’s an old idea, much discussed in the 20 th century, and going all the way back to the Greeks. There are lots of things going for the theory, including that it hel ...
Article - Mark Changizi - Jul 28 2010 - 9:36am