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Title: Jurnal Medical Aradean (Arad Medical Journal)
Abbreviated title: J. Med. Ar.
Publisher: "Vasile Goldis" University Press
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ISSN: 1224-3744
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THE STUFF ILLUSIONS ARE MADE PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wiener A., Olariu T   
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Article Title:THE STUFF ILLUSIONS ARE MADE
Authors:Adrian WIENER, Teodora OLARIU
Affiliation:Spitalul Clinic Judetean Arad Clinica de Medicina Interna II,
Universitatea de Vest Vasile Goldis din Arad
Abstract:Optical illusions are the price to pay for making sense of our visual representation of the world. The mechanisms underlying the purpose of our visual brain - the generation of signification - are hinted by the careful cultural analysis of illusions. Viewing and understanding reality are generated on a statistical basis as a means of contending with the inherent ambiguity of the world and is hindered by the past experience of human observers. From this we infer that the utilitarian ‘view’ floods all the other cognitive attributes of our brain. The way we understand anything is inextricably linked to the way our brain perceives information. So our ‘intuitive’ understanding is predisposing to the same illusions. The fact that the ‘great leaps forward’ of our postmodern science are basically counter-intuitive (Darwinism, Einstein relativity, puzzling gődelian theorems, and quantum theory) demonstrates this eloquently. What we see and what we understand is the legacy of eons of evolution. Memetics give an attractive way of understanding human culture from this perspective.
Keywords:optical illusions, illusions, brain, memetics
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