You and Your Brain

Here are a few brain-related things to think about today:

Chimps vs. Humans

I’ve always been jealous of people lucky enough to have eidetic memories, but now I get to jealous of young chimps too. Great. For more on this story, click here.

The Spinning Lady Illusion

spinninglady.gif

Many of you have probably already tried this. I found the observations in this blog entry (and some of the comments) more insightful than many of the other spinning lady links I checked, which merely use the image as a right brain vs. left brain test. At first I was stuck on counter-clockwise, but she suddenly changed directions while I was reading below the image that “our brains did not evolve to interpret two-dimensional representations of the world but the actual three-dimensional world. So our visual processing assumes we are looking at a 3-D image and it uses clues to interpret it as such.” It’s kind of awesome once you can control which way she spins!

About these ads

0 Responses to “You and Your Brain”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Copyright © 2007-2009 MixMatchMusic, Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

%d bloggers like this: