andrewducker + perception   39

Having an open-minded personality manifests at a basic level of visual perception
No idea what the consequences of this are, but it's fascinating that it's there at all.
perception  psychology  personality 
11 weeks ago by andrewducker
Virtual Reality may make the real world seem false...
Of course, computer games have been doing that for me since Doom in 1993...
games  VirtualReality  reality  perception 
may 2016 by andrewducker
Holding heavy objects makes us see things as more important
A new study which shows that simply holding a heavy object can affect the way we think. A simple heavy clipboard can makes issues seem weightier - when holding one, volunteers think of situations as more important and they invest more mental effort in dealing with abstract issues.
mind  brain  perception 
august 2009 by andrewducker
Improve Your Luck Scientifically
Consider chance opportunities: Lucky people regularly have them; unlucky people don't. To determine why, I gave lucky and unlucky people a newspaper, and asked them to tell me how many photos were inside. On average, unlucky people spent about two minutes on this exercise; lucky people spent seconds. Why? Because on the paper's second page -- in big type -- was the message "Stop counting: There are 43 photographs in this newspaper." Lucky people tended to spot the message. Unlucky ones didn't. I put a second one halfway through the paper: "Stop counting, tell the experimenter you have seen this and win $250." Again, the unlucky people missed it.
productivity  perception  inspiration  self-improvement 
november 2008 by andrewducker
Why do I look fat in photographs?
Fascinating article on why the single viewpoint of the camera affects how you look.
perception  photography  vision 
july 2008 by andrewducker
Model Vs Photographer
A photographer takes photos of himself in the same poses as his nude female models. The results are fascinating.
art  culture  Funny  gender  Nudity  photography  perception 
december 2006 by andrewducker
Detecting Prejudice In The Brain
Brain scans show that people don't consider outsiders to really be human
psychology  science  sociology  perception  brain  emotion 
august 2006 by andrewducker
How to really confuse your party guests.
A room turned through 90 degrees. Nice visual effect
funny  strange  real  perception 
march 2005 by andrewducker

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