Tag: perception

the greatest poetry

“The greatest poetry is revealing to the reader the beauty in something that was so simple you had taken it for granted.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson I’ve been…

the camera changed the way we behaved

I wanted to share this clip from This American Life, beautifully animated by Chris Ware. It is a story about a class of 5th graders who began making…

making it better

I love it when I revisit an old photograph, and suddenly I see how to make it better. It always amazes me when this happens. A photograph that…

the importance of the edge of the photograph

In his blog today, Mark Graf was wondering “why a completely random leaf pile can be so peaceful” in real life, yet feel chaotic when photographed. I’ve experienced…

Autumn is here

Autumn is here. In my opinion, the best time of the year. The weather was perched on the edge for a long time, unsure if summer was over,…

Emotion of shapes

The Cognitive Daily has another interesting post, talking about how we assign emotions to graphic shapes based on how they are arranged. For example, a triangle that is…

The process of seeing

In an article about how infants learn to see, the Cognitive Daily recently gave a good description of the process of sight: “When we perceive the world visually,…

Perception of emotion

I recently discovered a fun blog, the Cognitive Daily. I concentrated in cognitive science and linguistics in college, and my studies perception, language, and metaphor have been a…