Posts Tagged: ‘Troxler effect’
by Julie Douglas | October 30, 2012
In this week’s podcast Robert and I put on our metaphorical jammies, dim the lights and look at the science behind the occultist hijinks of our youths, all while braiding each other’s hair. What we discover about how our eyes can “see” ghosts (the Troxler effect); and our own innate strength, not to mention unconscious movements of our muscles known as the ideomotor effect, is far more intriguing than any made-by-Hasbro spirit could cook up.
And lest you listen to the podcast and realize that one of your long-held beliefs about something that happened to you in your childhood has been dashed — like levitating a friend using only two fingers– don’t despair. Think of it less as being pantsed by science and more like exposing the man behind the curtain, aka your endlessly imaginative, beautiful brain.
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