Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The Power of the Mind

I have two fun things to share today, both dealing with the power of the human mind (which is sort of what I study). First, a site which dramatically demonstrates the blind spot we all have on each eye, and what our mind does to fill it in so we don't constantly see a gaping hole in the world. Click here to see it. Be sure to go past the first page...it gets better as you go. Try the pencil thing too. Also try putting the mouse cursor, or your finger, in your blind spot. Freaky stuff.

Second, I found this on Dvorak Uncensored:

Can you read this?? Olny srmat poelpe can.? I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!? If you can raed tihs psas it on


Neat.

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