|The two brained man - the dodgy experiment!
||[Jul. 18th, 2009|06:59 am]
There's something in this video that strikes me as being a little odd.
The test subject is being asked to focus on a small plus sign in the middle of a screen, and images are shown to the left and right of the plus.
It's an experiment to show how the left and right sides of the brain interact, and process stimuli differently.
It didn't make sense to me - I froze one of the test images, and looked at the plus - I then closed my left eye, and I could see both images in my peripheral vision. I closed my right eye and opened my left, and I could still see both pictures - it's quite obvious!
The only way this experiment would work correctly is if a piece of card was placed from the plus on the screen to the viewers nose. That would prevent each eye seeing both images, and then I could believe the experiment.
In this instance - the subject can easily see both images, so I think it's acting! (Though I've read elsewhere that the symptoms they talk about are real - again they didn't prevent both eyes from seeing both pictures, so this experiment is dodgy in the least.)
What do you think?