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Tag Archives: Perception
When it comes to high art, almost nobody can tell the difference between an original and a good copy. Even so, we overwhelmingly prefer the original. Oxford scientists hooked up 14 volunteers to a functional MRI, and then showed them … Continue reading
There is no child on the planet who is afraid of the dark. They’re afraid of not being able to see what’s around them. They’re afraid of the unknown. We all are. While fear of pain drives us to act … Continue reading
Today I escaped from anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within me, in my own perceptions — not outside. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations Book 9 ¶ 13
Judgment is a basic animal process. A dog’s brain instantly processes hundreds of data points of sounds, smells, visual cues and behavioral phenomena to determine which animals are friendly and which are not. The reactions are so quick because these … Continue reading