Mind Trip of the Week

Eyes and Minds Keep Moving

Do you realize that we can never keep our eyes really still? In fact, part of what makes an optical illusion happen is the rapid, often imperceptible movements of our eyes. It’s actually that part of our inner ear that senses movement and position (the labyrinth) and which helps control eye movements. The illusion shown […]

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Mind Trip #68: The Hollywood Myth

When we look at celebrities on magazine covers they always look amazing. In fact, we begin to think we must have the worst genes ever! The Hollywood Stars always look beautiful, sexy, and perfect. Well, there is a little secret that you might want to know about. A digital enhancing tool called Photoshop can make […]

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Mind Trip of the Week #67: How ads are made to look perfect

How many of you have looked at an advertisement and thought “This can’t be real! My _____ never looks like that!”. Well you are right. There are many tricks of the trade that help to get that perfect looking product and we are going to share some of them with you. These images came from […]

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Mind Trip of the Week #66: Mental Cornucopia

Periodically we like to show you some of the neat things that are floating around the internet. Some of these things make our brains hurt, or make us laugh, or are just really cool. So we hope you enjoy them as much as we did. 1. Floating Boat  – it looks so real! 2. Puzzle […]

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Mind Trip of the Week # 65: 21 grams

  How many of you heard that the human soul weighs 21 grams? This came from a doctor in the early 1900’s – Dr. Duncan MacDugall – who weighed six patients who were dying and determined  that within a few moments of death each person lost 21 grams. I know you think that 6 is […]

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Mind Trip of the Week #61: It’s all in the Hands

This Mind Trip is all about a fun physical feat that you can pull on your friends, family, and colleagues. I will warn you that it does take some practice to make it look really really good and real.

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Mind Trip of the Week #60: Nobody loves a Stale Cupcake…or do they?

I found this image and thought that is would be perfect for this next Mind Trip. The artist – Jelly-O – is making an interesting point that I think most of us would agree on…well at least publicly. But we all know that when we are craving sweets, it does not really matter if the […]

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Mind Trip of the Week # 59: You are What you Eat

I was pretty amazed at this when I saw it. I thought it was very cool. Click on the picture below to watch as Christian entertains and educates you about some of the foods that we eat.

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Mind Trip of the Week #58: Our tricky tricky brain.

If you see the picture exactly as it is, you are using the left side of your brain. When you stare, you will see the figure shift and you will see the side of the face. Now you are using your intuitive right brain. You can switch back and forth between a frontal image and […]

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Mind Trip of the Week #57 : Don’t Think About It

Do you think it is better to think long and hard before making an important decision? Isn’t that what we have all been taught? Well this conventional wisdom might not be the best thing to do. According to researchers Ap Dijksterhuis and Zeger van Olden, “conscious thought has shortcomings that can prevent sound decision making” […]

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