News itemOptic illusions deceive the eye but not the hand (scroll down to figure 2 for a quick and interesting experiment) http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/section?content=a743900378&fulltext=713240928
      – BorgClown, 2008-10-26 at 23:51:47   (4 comments)

On 2008-10-26 at 23:52:19, BorgClown wrote...
Overall, it's a very interesting and informative article.
On 2008-10-26 at 23:58:46, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I'll have a read of it tomorrow - it's time for bed now (just switched from BST to GMT today).
On 2008-10-27 at 17:56:55, Lee J Haywood wrote...
Hmm, this isn't really a news item - the article was published in 2006 and the bit you're referring to was an experiment done in 1995! I've certainly know about it for many years... There are, however, too many people who think that what they perceive consciously is what the world is like - in other words, that their minds are infallible and rational. It's important to know of all the different ways in which you can be deceived or biased so that you can be more sceptical and less superstitious than you would be with facts alone. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=voAntzB7EwE (3 min 9 sec) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inattentional_blindness
On 2008-10-27 at 23:15:49, BorgClown wrote...
Why, it was old news!