If you know me, you know i like anything that messes with our brain. This one is pretty good. If you think you know how it’s done leave a comment.
This trick train video is from neuroscientist Al Seckel, who says that it’s of an actual model train going into a tunnel, without the benefit of any computer tricks. So what’s really happening in this optical illusion?
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- Optical Illusion: normal faces turn into monsters before your very eyes (lostateminor.com)
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ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Wouldn’t it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there’s no clue about what those events will be?
Presentiment without any external clues may, in fact, exist, according to new Northwestern University research that analyzes the results of 26 studies published between 1978 and 2010.
Researchers already know that our subconscious minds sometimes know more than our conscious minds. Physiological measures of subconscious arousal, for instance, tend to show up before conscious awareness that a deck of cards is stacked against us.
“What hasn’t been clear is whether humans have the ability to predict future important events even without any clues as to what might happen,” said Julia Mossbridge, lead author of the study and research associate in the Visual Perception, Cognition and Neuroscience Laboratory at Northwestern.
A person playing a video game at work while wearing headphones, for example, can’t hear when his or her boss is coming around the corner.
“But our analysis suggests that if you were tuned into your body, you might be able to detect these anticipatory changes between two and 10 seconds beforehand and close your video game,” Mossbridge said. “You might even have a chance to open that spreadsheet you were supposed to be working on. And if you were lucky, you could do all this before your boss entered the room.”
This phenomenon is sometimes called “presentiment,” as in “sensing the future,” but Mossbridge said she and other researchers are not sure whether people are really sensing the future.
MORE . . .
- Body’s ‘pre-feelings’ may detect the future (futurity.org)
- New Research Suggests Humans Can Sense Future Events Without Any Known Clues (myscienceacademy.org)
- Can your body sense future events without any external clue? (scienceblog.com)
- Can Your Body ‘Sense’ the Future? (nlm.nih.gov)
- Can Your Body “Sense” the Future? Northwestern University Study (biospace.com)