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Posted 06/11/09 - 12:50 AM:

the role of mirrors in self awareness
www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/...6ee22963380a&ex=1217390400
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Posted 06/11/09 - 1:08 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
the role of mirrors in self awareness
www.nytimes.com/2008/07/22/...6ee22963380a&ex=1217390400



Very interesting one.smiling face



Amazing,isn't it?



“In a sense, mirrors are the best ‘virtual reality’ system that we can build,” said Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool. “The object ‘inside’ the mirror is virtual, but as far as our eyes are concerned it exists as much as any other object.” Dr. Bertamini and his colleagues have also studied what people believe about the nature of mirrors and mirror images, and have found nearly everybody, even students of physics and math, to be shockingly off the mark




Intospection: Self-reflection.

“When people are made to be self-aware, they are likelier to stop and think about what they are doing,” Dr. Bodenhausen said. “A byproduct of that awareness may be a shift away from acting on autopilot toward more desirable ways of behaving.” Physical self-reflection, in other words, encourages philosophical self-reflection, a crash course in the Socratic notion that you cannot know or appreciate others until you know yourself. mark.




Counter-intuitive Optics


how big do you think the image of your face is on the surface? And what would happen to the size of that image if you were to step steadily backward, away from the glass?

People overwhelmingly give the same answers. To the first question they say, well, the outline of my face on the mirror would be pretty much the size of my face. As for the second question, that’s obvious: if I move away from the mirror, the size of my image will shrink with each step.

Both answers, it turns out, are wrong. Outline your face on a mirror, and you will find it to be exactly half the size of your real face. Step back as much as you please, and the size of that outlined oval will not change: it will remain half the size of your face (or half the size of whatever part of your body you are looking at), even as the background scene reflected in the mirror steadily changes. Importantly, this half-size rule does not apply to the image of someone else moving about the room. If you sit still by the mirror, and a friend approaches or moves away, the size of the person’s image in the mirror will grow or shrink as our innate sense says it should.

What is it about our reflected self that it plays by such counterintuitive rules? The important point is that no matter how close or far we are from the looking glass, the mirror is always halfway between our physical selves and our projected selves in the virtual world inside the mirror, and so the captured image in the mirror is half our true size.



Have you seen horror movie Mirrors?



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i have not. what is it about?
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Posted 06/11/09 - 1:57 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
i have not. what is it about?


It is about infernal spirits trapped inside mirrors.

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Posted 06/12/09 - 12:31 AM:

5 things that won't make you happy
www.cracked.com/article_170...ke-you-happy-but-wont.html
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Posted 06/17/09 - 4:28 PM:

zicam can cause permanent loss of smell
www.huffingtonpost.com/2009...fda-says-mtx_n_216273.html
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Posted 06/24/09 - 8:58 PM:

yes, i am totally stoked about this
www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...lice-Wonderland-movie.html
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Posted 06/25/09 - 12:19 AM:

libertygrl wrote:
yes, i am totally stoked about this
www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowb...lice-Wonderland-movie.html


Have not seen the previous 'Alice In The Wonderland' but am anticipating this one,March 2010,welcome Alice,in the wonderland.thumb up


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Posted 07/05/09 - 12:27 PM:

movie trailer: food, inc.
http://www.foodincmovie.com/
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Posted 07/08/09 - 6:09 AM:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C5XuylNFLo
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Posted 07/11/09 - 3:42 PM:

Ah Pook

Cool video, Querkraft.

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Posted 07/17/09 - 11:55 AM:

Bjork "Wanderlust" video:

http://media.ghostrobot.net/7020_wanderlust.html

wikipedia wrote:
The music video, directed by Encyclopedia Pictura in New York City in stereoscopic 3D,[8] involves a mixture of large scale puppeteering, live action acrobatics, miniatures, and CG. It was choreographed by Chris Elam, artistic director of Misnomer Dance, and features Brynne Billingsley and Coco Karol. It officially premiered on Yahoo Music on March 31. In the video, a group of yaks crowd beside a river bank. Björk, in an ancient Mongolian tribal costume, appears amongst them and creates a river from the ground. She rises up and leads the herd into the river, and they all float downstream, with Björk on the back of one of the yak-like creatures. Throughout the video, a clay personal demon (her 'painbody'[citation needed]) comes out of her backpack and tries to attack her. Finally, a god creates a waterfall and Björk falls off the edge and into the water below, where a pair of hands catches her after a vortex of water has engulfed her and the painbody.

wikipedia wrote:
Björk has described "Wanderlust" as being the heart of Volta,[4] and has said that the song is about "the state of looking for something and almost knowing you're never going to find it" and that it makes fun of her hunger for "something new.”
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Posted 07/22/09 - 8:37 PM:

humans emit light

news.yahoo.com/s/livescienc...gehumansglowinvisiblelight
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Posted 07/22/09 - 9:14 PM:

I'm now literally lamp in the darkness.

Nice bjork video btw. I've only ever seen that and the robotics music video, but they are unusually spectacular.
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Sacha Distel - Où çà?
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Posted 08/31/09 - 9:19 PM:

new report says cell phones cause brain tumors
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161960.php
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beautiful live sand drawing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=518XP8prwZo
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Posted 09/13/09 - 11:50 AM:

how brains make moral judgements
www.ted.com/talks/rebecca_s..._make_moral_judgments.html
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this one's for you querkraft (who recommended "the country doctor")
www.sciencedaily.com/releas...s/2009/09/090915174455.htm
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Because I find it hilarious...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24905220@N00/3921066960/


Because I find it interesting...

www.sciencedaily.com/releas...s/2009/09/090914172644.htm
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Posted 09/19/09 - 2:02 AM:

henry quirk wrote:
Because I find it hilarious...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/24905220@N00/3921066960/




Poignant. Pregnant. Pungent. Pithy.




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Because I find it interesting...

www.sciencedaily.com/releas...s/2009/09/090914172644.htm



Metacognition is interesting.smiling face
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Posted 10/24/09 - 9:05 PM:

the boy with the incredible brain:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbASOcqc1Ss
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648-Megapixel Image of Our Galaxy
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