Headless skeptic

Headless skeptic

Bad Astronomy
The entire universe in blog form
June 29 2009 12:00 PM

Headless skeptic

My evil twin, psychologist and skeptic Richard Wiseman, has another winner: a video playing with your blind spot.


Advertisement

Very cool! I love illusions, and so I used to do all the blind spot tests when I was a kid... but I never knew this about it. I have lots of ideas about how this might work, but I'll have to do a spot (haha) of research on it.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!  

  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.