How To Give Your Kids Great Eyesight

I had a sneaky suspicion about this... but my version was because in bright sunlight, your pupil becomes a pinprick, giving you a pinhole camera. Thus training your visual system with a nice, sharp image, regardless of how immature your eyeball might be. (more...)

#Health, #neuroscience, #lexi, #pinhole camera, #eyesight, #myopia, #hypermetropia, #cognitive development, #visual system
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Lucid Dreaming On A Plane…

So I was flying to the East Coast of America for work this week, and I had an interesting experience. I got up way earlier than normal, and was glad to get some sleep on the flight. Except I kept waking up.

Somehow, I got stuck in a half-awake/half-asleep state which wasn’t exactly lucid dreaming, but was pretty close.

Whenever I closed my eyes, I could see swimming, hi-def visuals. A full-on rotating 3D geometric, cartoon style (with line-art, and flat shading) tower with spinning sections, all in oranges, blacks and white.

Kind of like something that The Designers Republic might dream up, or something from ye olde home computer Demo Scene. A bit monochrome, but literally real. Slightly ghostly, in that I could tell I was dreaming, but it was certainly more solid than the visuals I usually get when I daydream.

There was a little turbulence on the flight. This is where it gets interesting.

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#intelligence, #neuroscience, #visual system, #lucid dreaming, #vestibulo-ocular reflex, #parietal lobe, #qualia, #visuospatial cognition
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My Entry for the British Sci-Fi Association’s Twitter Competition

˙pǝbuɐɥɔ pɐɥ buıɥʇou ˙pǝʞɹoʍ ʇ,upɐɥ ʇı ˙pǝɥbıs ǝɥ 'ɹoʇɐɹǝuǝb ǝןoɥɯɹoʍ ʎbɹǝuǝ-ǝʌıʇɐbǝu ǝɥʇ ɟɟo buıuɹnʇ ‬‬#TBSFA

If you’re wondering what this is all about, it’s a competition being held by the British Sci-Fi Association. The goal? Write sci-fi stories in 140 characters or less. (Well, less, because you need room for “ #TBSFA” at the end Smile).

Give it a go. It’s fun.

More rules & info here: http://www.bsfa.co.uk/bsfa-news/tweetfiction-tweetstream-tbsfa/

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