For the past 200 years, researchers have debated whether the illusion of motion in a static image is caused by mechanisms in the eye, in the brain, or by a combination of both. Because measuring these kinds of physiological responses is difficult, no study has successfully measured direct and tightly timed correlations between a kinetic illusion and a physiological precursor.
Archive for November 13th, 2008
Long ago I had the idea that someone should do a film called “The End” where all of the serial stories finally get terminated. Batman gets killed by some combination of the Joker, the Riddler, Catwoman, the Penguin, et al. The Roadrunner finally gets eaten by Wile E. Coyote. Tom Cat gets Jerry Mouse.
Here’s an exhibit displaying the ‘toon part of that.
The multi-media art show focuses on “the plausible impossibility of death in the mind of cartoon characters”.
A bit of gore, but it’s ‘toon gore.
The researchers showed that with current technology, experimentalists should be able to cool a pair of such membranes to a state in which they act like a two-atom molecule, or to an entangled state–a quantum condition in which measurements on one instantly generate effects on the other.