Seeing the details

Humans are very good at concepts. They're very bad at seeing the world in a new light... You're blinded by your expertise. You know, you do something. It's routine. You have a way of thinking about something, and yet you've forgotten why. In a sense, we're very prejudiced. —Dr. Allan Snyder, The ... Continue reading

Matters of perception

Lacombe: Monsieur Neary, what do you want? Neary: I just want to know that it's really happening. —Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1977 Seeing is believing, we say. What you see is what you get. We tend to accept what our eyes tell us about the world. The sky is blue. The grass is green. The ... Continue reading