Monthly Archives: February 2006

Seeing in Pictures

I went to a really interesting presentation last night by a guy named Daniel Reisberg, an expert in cognitive psychology. He was talking about how some people can visualize things in their minds and some people can’t, although they may not know they can’t. Researchers can tell this by sticking people in FMRI machines while they are being instructed to visualize something. For the visualizers, when they follow an instruction like “picture your living room in your mind”, the visual cortex lights up just like it would if they were … Continue reading

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