Mind Trips

Brain Quirk: Spotlight Effect

The Bottom Line: People are Not Paying As Much Attention to You as You Think! We have all done something embarrassing: tripped on our own feet, spilled a drink on our clothes, dropped something; we were so embarrassed and agonized over it for hours or days. Well good news! Next time something like this happens […]

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Impress your friends with your cleverness

What you will need: 6 shot glasses total. 3 will be empty and 3 will be filled with your favorite beverage. Instructions: To start, lay out 6 shot glasses in a row. The first three in line will be full and the second three will be empty. (See picture below) Challenge that one friend who […]

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Brain Quirk: Simulator Sickness

Have you ever been on a ride where you were not actually moving, but the image in front of you was moving yet you physically felt nauseous? Is it possible to get motion sickness without being in motion? The answer is yes; if you are an avid video game player, you may have experienced this […]

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Universal Translator – Tech of the Future is here

If you have ever travelled to a foreign country, you know how frustrating it can be when you can’t speak the language. You ask yourself “where is that universal translator that Star Trek lured us into believing was possible?” Well it is here. The future is now. Waverly Labs has developed The Pilot – a […]

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Brain Quirk: Saccadic Masking

Mind Trips are back! We will be talking about cool new inventions on the horizon, strange oddities, brain quirks, and exciting news. We hope you enjoy these as much as we enjoyed putting them together. Brain Quirk: Saccadic Masking Is it possible to have your eyes open, yet be completely blind? Yes, it happens about 40 […]

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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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