Tagged: perception

Friend or foe? Just look at the way a person moves - Guest Work

Guest Work Aug 22, 2017

By Kylie Steel, Western Sydney University Ever had that funny feeling about someone you don’t know who’s approaching you? There’s something about them that makes you feel uneasy or you think they could cause you harm. Scientific evidence indicates this is more than just learned behaviour: it’s a survival strategy, and something we are born with. But could … Read More

Why time seems to go by more quickly as we get older - Guest Work

Guest Work Dec 07, 2016

By Christian Yates, University of Bath When we were children, the summer holidays seemed to last forever, and the wait between Christmases felt like an eternity. So why is that when we get older, the time just seems to zip by, with weeks, months and entire seasons disappearing from a blurred calendar at dizzying speed? This apparently accelerated time … Read More

Spellbinding: Computers Watching Movies - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Jan 23, 2014

Artist Benjamin Grosser has done some utterly fascinating – given us a new perspective on, well, our perception by showing us how computers ‘watch’ movies. The outcome is stunning. Each movie used – from Taxi Driver to The Matrix, Space 2001 to American Beauty – shows a strikingly different pattern. They come from software, written by Grosser, which illustrates how … Read More