Process This Negative With Your Brain. Here’s something that’ll blow your mind (sorry that it’s an ad): stare at the colored dots on this girl’s nose for 30 seconds, then quickly look at a white wall or ceiling (or anything pure white) and start blinking rapidly.
Congratulations, you just processed a negative with your brain! (via eject via Rob Sheridan) P.S. Next time you’re in the photo lab, try doing this trick with your loupe and lightbox to save yourself some test prints. Global Village Construction Set by Marcin Jakubowski. Open Source Ecology is a network of farmers, engineers, and supporters building the Global Village Construction Set - a modular, DIY, low-cost, open source, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different industrial machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts.
The aim of the GVCS is to lower the barriers to entry into farming, building, and manufacturing. Its a life-size lego set that can create entire economies, whether in rural Missouri, where the project was founded, or in the developing world. So Far we’ve prototyped 8 of the 50 Machines and we’ve been expanding rapidly. We are 100% crowd-funded. We have 400 True Fans that support our work monthly. Please watch these videos if you are new to the project: What Makes the Global Village Construction Set so special? Why should I help fund this project? The library of instructional material that we produce will make replication a straightforward task. Absolutely!
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You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. Turn it upside down. Spin it around. But what’s happening under the hood? Your brain even does some extra processing to compensate for the blind spot on the back of your retina. All of this processing happens subconsciously. Even when you focus your attention upon it, you can’t consciously access what your visual cortex is doing.
Your visual cortex is only about 1/200th of your brain. The truth is that this is a hopeless challenge. You may perceive the experience of thinking as a fairly linear process. The reality is that different patches of neurons are processing different thoughts in parallel at all times. What were the fill in the blank words? The Priming Effect You check email next.