Re: Seeing a wider spectrum

Doug Jones (
Sat, 07 Aug 1999 21:52:20 -0700

Indeed so- I remember staring blankly at the the assistant principal during deadly dull once-a-week assemblies in junior high school. After a while, everything else would fade out, and his motions would be the only thing visible. The things we do for amusement...

Damien Broderick wrote:
> At 02:22 PM 7/08/99 -0700, Paul wrote:
> >Many years ago, a friend of mine taught
> >me how to see auras with about 5 minutes of instruction in front of a
> >mirror.
> Haven't we been through this some years ago? What Paul is describing is an
> artefact of saccadic scanning, the automatic movements by which the eyeball
> swivels and jitters as it scans the world (and which is usually edited out
> by the brain's visual constancies). If you stare at something against a
> plain background, the edges of the object of your scrutiny get displaced,
> blurring out into an `aura' around it. Big deal.
> Damien Broderick

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