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Old 07-07-2007, 01:59 PM   #1
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IntelegenciaicnegeletnI

Tehy Say O lny srmat poelpe can raed tihs.


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cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The
phaonmneal pweor of the hmunmid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy,

it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm.

Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if
you can raed tihs psas it on !!


anyone wish to complain , or pick at others about typos ?
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Old 07-07-2007, 02:34 PM   #2
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That is indeed an interesting property of our cognitive system.

The Gestalt theory attempts to explain this capacity. The wikipedia page on the subject is quite well done; i've quoted a few definitions from it below:

Gestalt psychology (also Gestalt theory of the Berlin School) is a theory of mind and brain that proposes that the operational principle of the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies; or, that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

The Gestalt effect refers to the form-forming capability of our senses, particularly with respect to the visual recognition of figures and whole forms instead of just a collection of simple lines and curves.


The key principles of Gestalt systems are emergence, reification, multistability, and invariance.

Here is the emergence property - the others are described on the wiki page:


Emergence is demonstrated by the perception of the Dog Picture, which depicts a Dalmatian dog sniffing the ground in the shade of overhanging trees. The dog is not recognized by first identifying its parts (feet, ears, nose, tail, etc.), and then inferring the dog from those component parts. Instead, the dog is perceived as a whole, all at once. However, this is a description of what happens in vision and not an explanation. Gestalt theory does not explain how the percept of a dog emerges.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:23 PM   #3
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I'd like to post something in this thread, but as a product of the American public school system, I don't think I can use the word "gestalt" in a sentence credibly.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:31 PM   #4
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not even 'ich arbeite im elektromachinenbau und gebäudegestalt'?

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Old 07-12-2007, 07:24 PM   #5
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hmmm...I didn't understand an iota of it. Must be a human thing.
Twas kinda cool tho...
Ergo, never at a loss to add something;

Just try this, it is from an orthopedic surgeon............
This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over
again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't! It's
preprogrammed in your brain!

Here goes.......
1. WITHOUT anyone watching you, as they will think you are
GOOFY.....while sitting where you are, at your desk in front of your
computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with
your right hand.

Your foot will change direction.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:21 PM   #6
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I couldn't recognize the dog until I read what it was. I could read Dukes post.

Earthling, my damn foot did just what you said it would. I wonder what other parts of my body I can't control at will.


I just got my answer, there goes my bladder. scuse me.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:30 PM   #7
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hmmm...I didn't understand an iota of it. Must be a human thing.
Twas kinda cool tho...
Ergo, never at a loss to add something;

Just try this, it is from an orthopedic surgeon............
This will boggle your mind and you will keep trying over and over
again to see if you can outsmart your foot, but, you can't! It's
preprogrammed in your brain!

Here goes.......
1. WITHOUT anyone watching you, as they will think you are
GOOFY.....while sitting where you are, at your desk in front of your
computer, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with
your right hand.

Your foot will change direction.

Read Brynn's sig
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:42 PM   #8
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That is indeed an interesting property of our cognitive system.

Here is the emergence property - the others are described on the wiki page:


Emergence is demonstrated by the perception of the Dog Picture, which depicts a Dalmatian dog sniffing the ground in the shade of overhanging trees. The dog is not recognized by first identifying its parts (feet, ears, nose, tail, etc.), and then inferring the dog from those component parts. Instead, the dog is perceived as a whole, all at once. However, this is a description of what happens in vision and not an explanation. Gestalt theory does not explain how the percept of a dog emerges.
OK, somehow I see a guy standing in the middle of the dog, wearing a bow tie, with an electrical clamp attached to his head, doing a Nixon impersonation.
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Old 07-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #9
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Oh moogala boogala

OK, just saw Brynn's sig.
Where's the *expletive* eraser?
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OK, just saw Brynn's sig.
Where's the *expletive* eraser?
It's ok Earthling, yours was new to me. That other writing is so light pink I never tried to read it because I couldn't see it well.
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