New multi-sensory Illusions from CalTech

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First, let’s go directly to the new illusions. Once you have personally experienced it we can then dig down into what is going on here. Just play the clip and follow the instructions as it proceeds … The Explanation The Caltech researchers have developed these two new illusions to reveal that your senses can influence … Read moreNew multi-sensory Illusions from CalTech

Priming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel

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I’m building up to an explanation for the “Yanni or Laurel” audio illusion. First, let’s talk about audio illusions in general. Pictured above is Ben Langley on Britains Got Talent last weekend. His act consisted of playing various very well-known songs, but he primed you to hear something distinctly different by holding up a series … Read morePriming: Hearing things that are not really there – Yanni or Laurel

Why do political and religious discussions become heated?

Dialog on most topics tends to not result in heated verbal exchanges, but move on to either strongly embraced politics or religion ideas and you may find that verbal a whiplash is soon being deployed. What is going on here, why is it like this? What is even more fascinating is that even when faced with mountains of … Read moreWhy do political and religious discussions become heated?