Monday, April 5, 2010


Okay, let's see if I can resurface. Will begin with posts that offer links more than commentary, starting with this post from Wray Herbert's blog about the psychological dimension of eyesight. Among other things, the article cites research that shows that people who read eye charts that are reversed--smallest letters on top, contrary to expectation--can see smaller letters than when the charts are arranged in the usual way.

And then an important bigger-picture article in New Scientist about the body's central role in the thought process. You'd think this would be enough to send neuroscientists running for cover but I fear it will be decades before we more widely begin to acknowledge that relentless study of the brain is only going to get us so far towards understanding consciousness.

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