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Friday, September 24, 2010

Mind Blowing

I stumbled across this while surfing the net and while it may not be true it is still really interesting in my opinion.

Also nearly 100 followers =D






A new study from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute suggests that the human visual system is equipped with the ability to foresee the future.

Assistant Professor Mark Changizi says that it takes nearly one-tenth of a second for the brain to perceive what the eyes see.


To compensate for such neural delays, he claims, the visual system has developed the ability to generate perceptions of what will occur one-tenth of a second into the future. Changizi says that it is due to this quality of the visual system that when an observer actually perceives something, it is the present rather than what happened one-tenth of a second ago.


Building on his “perceiving-the-present” hypothesis, Changizi was able to systematically organize and explain more than 50 types of visual illusions that occur because the brain is trying to perceive the near future.

“Illusions occur when our brains attempt to perceive the future, and those perceptions don’t match reality. There has been great success at discovering and documenting countless visual illusions. There has been considerably less success in organizing them,” says Changizi, who is the lead author on the research paper.

“My research focused on systematizing these known incidents of failed future seeing into a ‘periodic table’ of illusion classes that can predict a broad pattern of the illusions we might be subject to,” he adds.

The new organization of illusions presents a range of potential applications, including more effective visual displays and enhanced visual arts.

It especially may help constrain neuroscientists aiming to understand the mechanisms underlying vision, says Changizi who conducted his research during a fellowship in the Sloan-Swartz Center for Theoretical Neurobiology at the California Institute of Technology. The study has been published in the journal Cognitive Science.

50 comments:

J-Kane said...

Thats the shit I'm talking about, brovah. Spread the knowledge, I love the topic. I've been thinking alot about perception and its relation to our memory, and therefore personality.

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Lewis Candler said...

getting close to that century mark!

Twiggy said...

That is so cool! Awesome post!!

Commsky said...

So it's already filling things in before we actually see them... of course it looks like we are seeing them... also the thing where we feed the fish, i wish they would grow and reproduce, i'd stay here all day, lol

Home Alone Stoned said...

holy shit thats amazing. i took a few classes on perception and at least from what i know, i think this may very well be true

Erroneous Maximus said...

Can't even tell you how cool I think this post is. My mind is churning with new story ideas based on this. Thank you much!

MVTM said...

*hug*

HonBlogger said...

congrats on the followers!

MacPCharmony said...

good point here...

Netto Hikari said...

that's awesome

Dempsey said...

That's insane. I knew about blind spots, but that's incredible!

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Jordan said...

hey thanks, pretty incredible really!

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Looking forward to your future posts... GTL man

Typical tech monkey said...

Spidey-sense is real! I knew it!

amidoinitrite? said...

this post makes me want to come back :)

Swift Love said...

very interesting!

Brandon said...

: ) cool!

Pentavus said...

Man, I mustve played with the fishes at the top for like 10 minutes now :/

Johnn said...

If you think about it, there has always been great success at discovering and documenting countless visual illusions. It especially may help constrain neuroscientists aiming to understand the mechanisms underlying vision. This article pretty much sums it up.. nice.

brogan bogan said...

nice info dude, I heard something about the delay between vision and the brain and it involved the concept of De Ja Vu, for example if you see a car going down the street and you feel you have de ja vu, it is not because you have seen it somewhere before but because of that delay. wow i have just confused myself. Anyway I hope you post more like this. :o my eyes have a ping of 10MS HAHA

rbs said...

so we're all time travelers?

Djoni Vejn said...

gretra post

Josef Fritzl said...

This is all a big fat load of lolwut. Nice blog by the way, pretty interesting read you've got here. Maybe if you add me you'll find something interesting.

Hobbes02 said...

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Sykefu said...

quite a nice read here, thanks for it.

jj_srk said...

mind=blown

gamefreak3335 said...

interesting!!

momo said...

NICE!

Charlie said...

I have to say, my mind is completely blown.

Sir Temperance said...

A lot of us already knew this, but it is nice to see others that haven't as well. Keep spreading the knowledge and especially keep up the awesome posts!

problem.question said...

this changes everything

BLUERAD said...

Hmm i've kind of known that already for a long time, and to a degree, we all have the power to see the future, but not all of us have the power to carry out our dreams because our judgements and actions are clouded by our unreasonable emotions, desire, greed, and gluttony.

Landlord said...

Oh, I see the world completely different right now

Michele said...

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Sadistic said...

woooah. Alright that is awesome. I think I'm going to have to google around for more information on this.

Dmzmusic said...

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TSFan said...

cool post
congrats on hitting 100 bud!

ChaosReaper said...

Congratulations on 100, bro!

LOLMASTER said...

Very interesting stuff, also congrats on the 100 followers !

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Anonymous College Student said...

Very cool information. also congrats on your 100 followers.

hunter time said...

it makes sense but i duuunnnno

GaryMFOak said...

Very interesting...

deviants0ul said...

Very interesting post dude. Look forward to more in the future! Keep in touch.

Anghellic said...

This is a very interesting post. Good job! Seeing the future is a nice ability but what I would love to be able to do is Teleport.

Deco said...

That's pretty nuts, I gotta say

Jordan Swish said...

Read the whole article, really makes you think man. Thank you

Phase said...

blew my mind, as stated lol

Entropy said...

Wow. Bullet time has some plausibility in the whole 'reaction time' aspect?