Wednesday, 9 November 2005

More science for you

Now don't say I didn't warn you but............

According to this article at the New Scientist site looking at mucky pictures can make you go blind!

7 careful considerations:

Bluefluff said...

For 1/5 of a second? I think that's probably a price worth paying ;-)
Just don't take them in the car with you!

kat said...

The idea that people keep these images in their heads and do not concentrate on what immediately follows is just another statement of the bleeding obvious. It is something I think we all knew all along.Oh course things like this are distracting.

kat said...

If images didn't grab people's attention, advertisers wouldn't bother putting them on billboards.

Nogbad said...

Kat - get down off that fence and say what you mean! :-)

kat said...

And the researchers say some personality types appear to be affected more than others by the phenomenon, known as “emotion-induced blindness”.

D'yer think they mean 'lust'.

I've tried sitting on fences but unfortunately I'm not very well balanced. :-)

Nogbad said...

Well that's you and me both Kat :-)

TRT said...

Me & my mate at UCL knew about that yonks ago, but we called it 'Fanny blindness'. Guess we should have published in Science rather than Razzle, but more scientists read the later.