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Anthropology in Practice

Anatomy of a Superstition: When Your Eye “Jumps”

Ed Note: Our foray into the spooky and superstitious continues with this look at a popular West Indian belief. This post originally appeared on AiP on October 25, 2010—and it was selected as a ResearchBlogging Editor’s Selection! Trinidadians have a rich collection of superstitions, many of which found their way to the island via colonialism. These [...]

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MIND Guest Blog

To Patch a Visual Gap, Turn That Text Around

Fixation maps

Reader, be proud. You’re a perceptual expert. As you read, your eyes alternately focus and move along each line of text in a seamless sequence honed over years of practice. Reading, recognizing faces and distinguishing colors or musical tones are all forms of perceptual expertise. To appreciate the visual skill involved in reading, turn a [...]

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Observations

Fight over Sriracha Factory Simmers Down

Sriracha

Sriracha fans, you can breathe easy (and stop hoarding bottles of chili sauce)—the #srirachapocalypse has definitively ended. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported yesterday that the city of Irwindale, Calif. dropped its lawsuit and public nuisance complaint against Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods. The legal conflict between Irwindale and Huy Fong began last fall when [...]

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Observations

How Physics Can Help Patients with Macular Degeneration

Amsler grid as it might appear to someone with age-related macular degeneration. A new idea uses software or an optic slab to correct a patient’s specific visual distortion. Credit: National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health. Source http://www.nei.nih.gov/health/maculardegen/webAMD.pdf page 14 Walter Kohn, who shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1998 “for his development of [...]

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Streams of Consciousness

A Transformation of Light: How We See [Video]

Courtesy of Erwss, peace&love via Flickr.

    Editor’s note: Brain Basics from Scientific American Mind is a series of short video primers on the brain and how we feel, think and act. Below is a synopsis of the second video in the series written by a guest on this blog, Roni Jacobson, a science journalist based in New York City. [...]

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