Defining criteria[ edit ] The following criteria are required to classify an event as an inattentional blindness episode: Inattentional blindness is related to but distinct from other failures of visual awareness such as change blindnessrepetition blindnessvisual maskingand attentional blink. The key aspect of inattentional blindess which makes it distinct from other failures in awareness rests on the fact that the undetected stimulus is unexpected.
There is more of it than you think, actually. Everything, I would say. Everything that matters except every thing and except matter. We can see matter. As in this cryptic sentence I found in The Guardian recently: With matter, as with people, we see only the skin of things.
And the closer we look at anything, the more it disappears. Electrons disappear in a kind of fuzz, and there is only energy. The late Geoffrey Dickens, M. Wherever he went, at every stall he stopped he was closely followed by a devoted smiling woman of indescribable ugliness.
A few days later he received a letter from a constituent saying how much she admired him, had met him at a fete and asking for a signed photograph. After her name, written in brackets was the apt description, horse face.
A photo is not enough. I see all your faces. I have no idea what any of you are thinking. But we can touch each other, taste each other perhaps, if we get close enough.
I find that quite astonishing. In the Sufi faith, this great Middle Eastern religion, which some claim is the route of all religions, Sufi masters are all telepaths, so they say.
In the question of consciousness and artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence has really, like the study of consciousness, gotten nowhere. We have no idea how consciousness works. Laughter The laws of physics: Remind you of anyone? I refuse to be drawn on the question of whether God exists, until somebody properly defines the terms.
And this is increasingly peculiar, because about 20 years ago, when they started delving into the genome, they thought it would probably contain aroundgenes. We now think there are likely to be only just over 20, genes in the human genome.
Because rice — get this — rice is known to have 38 thousand genes. Potatoes, potatoes have 48 chromosomes. Do you know that? Two more than people, and the same as a gorilla.
Laughter The stars by day. The more light there is, the less you can see. Time, nobody can see time. My son asked me this the other day, he said, "Dad, can you remember what I was like when I was two?
You probably know, some of you, that cells are continually renewed. You can see it in skin and this kind of stuff. Skin flakes off, hairs grow, nails, that kind of stuff.
But every cell in your body is replaced at some point.Happy Halloween! To celebrate, some students at the MIT Brain and Cognitive Sciences department dressed up as the invisible gorilla experiment.
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