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Psychological Article: Types of Online Optical Illusions

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Literal Online Optical Illusion: How many feet do you see?

Literal Online Optical Illusion: How many feet do you see>

By Boomeryearbook.com

Psychological articles tell us that Optical illusions, or misperceived sensory signals, are categorized into three main types. First are literal optical illusions which are images different from the objects which make them. Sometimes our brain focus on the figure or its background to prepare perceptions categorized as figure-ground illusions. Our mind often chooses to ignore what it wants in order to create meaning and beauty; hence it forms Typographical illusions by focusing on one detail at the expense of other.

Second are physiological illusions which are created by the effect of an excessive impression of a stimulus such as color, movement and brightness. A good example of this type is the afterimage made after the bright lights. The retina of the eye retains the strong impression of the intense stimulus long after it is gone or removed. But these images are not simply restricted to the retina’s role because there are motion aftereffects as well where people registering one direction of motion for some time may experience the illusion of opposite motion at the same time. This is usually experienced by people watching waterfalls and is therefore called waterfall illusion. It is commonly experienced by normal individuals in their day to day life and often young children are caught wondering about it.

Cognitive Illusion: Square A and B are identical shades of gray.

Physiological Illusion: Square A and B are identical shades of gray.

The third type of optical illusions is the cognitive illusions in which the brain and eye make bizarre inferences. These are a result of beliefs and assumptions about one’s surroundings and the world. Cognitive illusions are an attempt by our brain to organize sensations into something more meaningful. In order to do so, the brain figures out possible and probable matches to existing conscious and sub conscious stimuli and compares to stored cognitions in order to formulate reasonable explanations of perceptions. This organization is possible when the brain sensory system perceives the stimuli as a meaningful whole, or what psychological articles refer to as a Gestalt.

Cognitive Optical Illusion

Cognitive Optical Illusion

Cognitive illusions further branch out as Ambiguous illusions, which psychological articles explain are ways our brains encourage alternative interpretations of visual stimuli, while distorting illusions involves distortion of shape and size occurring because of conflicting images, Paradox illusions occur because of paradoxical cognitive impressions, and Fictional illusions are those which are perceived by only one person ad thus are usually referred to as hallucinations.

Cognitive illusions can also be based on the human ability to view 2 dimensional drawings in the depth of three dimensions. Similarly, movement illusions can occur, for instance, when we are riding a bike and things in our surroundings will appear to move, although they are stationary. This movement perception is caused by a chain of sensory illusions resulting from motion.

Another interesting fact about cognitive optical illusions is that the color and brightness constancy impacts the perception so much that it identifies the color as it is regardless of the amount of light. All these various types of illusions are experienced by adults and children in routine life and are a part of the normal human range of experience. However, psychological articles suggest that regular viewing of online optical illusions challenges and teases our brains and has a beneficial and stimulating effect!

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Psychological Article: Difference between Hallucination and Optical Illusion

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

Psychedelic Optical Illusion

Psychedelic Optical Illusion


Psychological Article by Boomeryearbook.com

Why we do not see separate static images instead of moving, walking, talking people in the motion pictures? Why does the silver feel cooler than the table cloth at our dinner table? We often wonder and long for a logical reason. Psychological articles tell us these perceptions are due to illusions which are experienced by many and yet fully understood by few. Optical illusions are faulty perceptions in selected situations, conditions, and circumstances and can occur naturally in nature, or be purposely generated.

In both illusion and hallucination an individual is experiencing or viewing something that is not “objectively” real. Often illusions and hallucinations are confused as one or as being connected, however, psychological articles tell us there are several important differences. Our sensory receptors are designed to detect a particular form of energy in order to send signals to the brain. These signals are made meaningful as sensations and perceptions only when the brain interprets them. At times these interpretations can be inaccurate and create what we call illusions. Illusions show us something very different from the actual as they result from a poor interpretation of the sensory stimulus, but they can happen when the external stimulus is there. In short, optical illusions are a result of misperceptions or perceptions which are essentially different from the “external” reality.

Hallucinations on the other hand, are quite different from illusions. Illusions are usually mutually experienced by numerous people viewing the stimuli, while a hallucination is experienced by an individual. Where an online optical illusion is a misrepresentation of a stimulus, a hallucination is a “unique, phantom” perception without any external stimulus as a hallucination is a projection of something internally generated that doesn’t exist in external reality. Psychological articles inform us that oftentimes hallucinations result from a psychotic psychological disorder such as schizophrenia or a drug induced psychotic state from taking LSD or other hallucinogenic drugs. However psychological articles advise that a very mild form of a hallucination is nothing more than a mere disturbance and is regarded as normal, particularly if you have lost a loved one and hallucinate the loved one’s presence after the death. Hallucinations can cause an individual to see something which is not there, or to hear fictitious sounds or voices. When hallucinating, the conscious mind does not function normally; however, illusions are routinely perceived by the majority of people viewing the stimuli and are considered quite normal. Psychological articles stress that Optical illusions are normal, and do not indicate any mental or psychological disorder. As illusions are misperceptions perceived under specific conditions therefore animals can also be subjected to it. What a thought. Our beloved dogs and cats can also be tricked by optical illusions. Hmm, wonder what they see when watching TV?

Illusions can be tricky, enjoyable and interesting. Most magicians such as Harry Blackstone, Chung Ling Soo and Siegfried & Roy, employ slight of hand and optical illusions to achieve “magical” displays; and the stage distance enhances the believability of the optical illusions effects, such as sawing a woman in half and Lady-to-Tiger. But it is for us to understand that their audience was not having hallucinations; what they saw were optical illusions, false perceptions intentionally created for effect and entertainment.

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Online Optical Illusions: The Eyes as Mirrors to the Soul

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Octavio Ocampo Optical Illusion-Do you see an old or young couple? Can you find the giant vase, the young girl, and tequilla bottle?

Octavio Ocampo Optical Illusion-Do you see an old or young couple?

Psychological articles are fond of telling us that “the eyes are the mirrors of the soul”, but while widely believed to be true, how many of us really understand the rationale behind this popular saying? Well we at Boomer Yearbook, the psychological website for baby boomers, want to bring our members an introductory psychological article on the Online Optical Illusions of the artist, Octavio Ocampo as an explanation of the science behind the adage.

According to definitions in psychological articles, Experimental Psychology is the segment of psychology that uses experimentation to study the mind, and more specifically stated in the Encarta MSN dictionary, “Experimental psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the basic mechanisms of the mind, e.g. perception, thinking, learning, and memory, often using experiments with individuals in controlled situations.”

And how does this psychological article relate to Octavio Ocampo’s Online Optical Illusion being the mirror of the soul? Simply this. Our senses give us different ways in which to understand and interpret the world. Since our sense of touch has the quality of tangibility, it helps us view our world through what we consider constant. Touching something is imbued with the consistent qualities of strength, solidarity, and form (structure), thus giving the sense of touch a strong basis for “realistically” understanding our surroundings. If you and someone on the opposite side of the world both touch a rock and report that it is hard, neither of you is giving away any clues to your inner thoughts or soul.

Alternately our eyes or sight, our perceptual sense, is lacking in formalized structure and uses “intangible” color and light to connect us to our world. And here is where our inner imaginings, our souls if you will, come into play, as color and light, being immaterial in nature, are open to the interpretation of our individual intellects and imaginations. Thus our perception is subjectively shaped by our unique personalities, culture, and emotions, and what we report “seeing” is frequently a “mirror to our inner soul” or personal interpretive view of the world.

So how do you see the Online Optical Illusion purposely drawn by Ocampo? Do you see an old couple a young couple or both? A Boomer Yearbook hint. The more Online Optical Illusions you look at the easier it gets to shift perception and see other’s points of view, and not singly reveal the “mirror to your soul”.

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A Word Puzzle to Light Up Our Brains

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Boomers! Let's light up our brains

Boomers! Let's light up our brains

By Boomeryearbook.com

See if you can figure out what these words have in common.

  1. Banana
  2. Dresser
  3. Grammar
  4. Potato
  5. Revive
  6. Uneven
  7. Assess

Are you peeking or have you already given up? Give it another try. Look at each word carefully.

(You’ll kick yourself when you discover the answer.)

Word Puzzle Solution

Word Puzzle Solution

This Is Cool.

No, it is not that they all have at least 2 double letters.

(Thought I had the answer, but I did not go far enough.)

Answer:

In all of the words listed, if you take the first letter, place it at the end of the word, and then spell the word backwards, it will be the same word.

The brain is one of our most important organs; and just as the rest of the body requires exercise to stay healthy and active, so does the brain. Listen up boomers! According to psychological articles and research, online optical illusions and brain teasers such as those presented in Boomer Yearbook, are fun, proven ways to help ward off loss of memory, depression, and dementia! Let’s stop complaining about senior moments and do what psychological articles and research tell us we can to keep our brains active and alive.

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Neurological Test Revisited

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Increase Brain Power with Online Optical Illusions and Brain Games

Increase Brain Power with Online Optical Illusions and Brain Games

By Boomeryearbook.com

The brain is one of our most important organs; and just as the rest of the body requires exercise to stay healthy and active, so does the brain. Listen up boomers! According to psychological articles and research, online optical illusions and brain teasers such as those presented in Boomer Yearbook, are fun, proven ways to help ward off loss of memory, depression, and dementia! Let’s stop complaining about senior moments and do what psychological articles and research tell us we can to keep our brains active and alive.

This is a REAL Neurological Test. Sit comfortably and be calm. In other words, put your thinking process aside - i.e. put your brain in neutral gear.

1- Find the C below. Do not use any cursor help.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

2- If you already found the C, now find the 6 below.

9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
9999699999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999
9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999

3- Now find the N below. It’s a little more difficult..

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMNMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

We at Boomer Yearbook know how important it is to exercise and challenge our brains. We hope you passed. If not, please try again as sometimes the colors make it more difficult to see.

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Lessons From Grandma

Friday, December 12th, 2008

Lessons From Grandma

Lessons From Grandma

by Becky for Boomeryearbook.com

Grandparents are awesome people. However I myself, can only speak towards Grandmothers, as I never had a Grandfather that I was able to meet. I often think of what it would have been like to have a Grandpa in my life when I was a child.

Grandmothers are known by so many names. Grandma, Granny, Nana are just a few of them. I am not sure what some of the names are for Grandfathers, other than Papa, but would love to hear some of them. My Grandmother (I only knew one of my grandmothers, who happened to also be the woman who raised my sisters and I) was known as Gram by all of her Grandchildren.

Gram taught me how to cook, clean, be strong, be kind, and best of all how to love. We would do things together like mend clothes on her old sewing machine, make clothes with the old McCalls patterns that we would buy from Joann Fabrics and other similar stores. We made some of the cutest outfits for me to wear to school, or Halloween costumes. Hmmm, I just may have some of them packed away somewhere.

She was well known for telling the “when I was a little girl” stories. I swore I would never say that to a child, but guess what, I have said it many times to my nieces and nephews. She showed me ways to make the smallest amount of leftovers stretch into two totally different dishes. I cant say I remember many of them, but I do remember her doing it.

Being a stay at home mom, I sometimes wonder how I will get through my day. However seeing the things my Gram would do to always make sure we were happy and taken care of, gives me confidence that I can do this and you know why…because Gram was the best teacher!

Do you have any special memories or lessons you learned from Grandma, or maybe even Grandpa? Why not come on over to www.boomeryearbook.com and share them with us, we would love to hear from you.

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Back when the Males Liked Pink, and Today

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Back when the Males Liked Pink, and Today

Back when the Males Liked Pink, and Today

by BoomerYearbook.com

There can be no other appropriate slogan for the pink fashion fever that hit the male crowd in the boomer years aside from this: tough guys wear pink. No one has ever tried to look back in time and saw their grandfathers in pink. But in fact, pink had seized the pinnacle of its popularity when male boomers started wearing pink.

Color matching, especially between gender groups, had began as early as the 1920s and more significantly, it was decided that pink was the color of masculinity and blue of femininity in the 1940s. The social psychology that made pink suitable for women and blue for men in recent ages was a radical historical shift. Others have explained that the shift was due to the evolutionary preference and taste of both genders. Women, for instance, were said to like reddish things, which makes them like things tinged with pink.

Back when the Males Liked Pink, and Today

Back when the Males Liked Pink, and Today

In spite of some fashion claims, one should never see males wearing pink as a fashion faux pas. After all, the color has a calming effect that everyone finds hard to resist. And the nearer the color is to one’s skin tone; the more appropriate it is to wear pink. In current times, men who have realized the flattering component of pink have grown in numbers. Mix and match are especially fun and easy because pink can blend easily with any color such as grey, black, blue, and tan tones.

There still remains a segment of the male population that feels as if wearing pink is somehow socially inappropriate or worn only by the metro sexual type man looking to make a statement. But the other divide, which is gaining strength in number, have long stopped questioning and enjoy wearing their pink sweaters and shirts, and pink golf trousers. The question is not whether pink is for males or females. Pink is undoubtedly a color for all ages and genders.

On a non- clothing side note of the color pink, I was recently in a local hardware store shopping for wall paint. And what do you think the manager recommended as the most neutral color that works with everything for either a male or female home? Why Benjamin Moore “French Manicure”; a light pink. He told me it works and flatters any décor. It is the new white. Who knew?

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The New Wave in Food Preparation

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The New Wave in Food Preparation

The New Wave in Food Preparation

by BoomerYearbook.com

When the population started trebling and homemakers began finding ways to ease their domestic tasks, microwave ovens came as a surprise that was both detestable and delectable. It was in the boomer period when microwave ovens were first made available for home use. No one contested that the new device would have promise for boomers, but many were initially unimpressed.

The microwave oven is the unpredicted offshoot of Dr. Percy Spencer who was then testing a new vacuum tube called “magnetron.” He spent time exploring the tube while placing some popcorn kernels near it. His fascination grew when he saw before his eyes how those kernels cracked and popped inside his laboratory. When the popcorn test was over, Spencer tried placing an egg near the tube and, together with his curious colleague, the two saw how the rising temperature caused internal pressure within the egg. What Spencer thought possible at that moment was the very same product that many, especially in the busy cities found useful— quick cooking.

It was only until 1947—the year following the start of the boomer period—that the first commercial microwave oven was made available. While it rings true that Dr. Spencer had revolutionized cooking, the earlier features of the microwave oven were not as appealing as they are today. It then weighed 750 pounds and stood 6 feet tall, which is reminiscent of refrigerators and other bulky home appliances. The cost of each unit was exorbitant at about $5,000 each. The plumbing installation system also made it complex for oven use.

The initial feedback was generally unsatisfactory. Sales were low and people had not yet seen the kind of oven they were looking for…ah, but things changed in time. As the first set of microwave ovens underwent refurbishments and refinements, customers began flocking to the stores. The price of the oven was made less expensive and technologically sophisticated features no longer required plumbing installation.

An unprecedented level of acceptance was reached in the immediate years not only in homes but also in the food business industry. Faster and fresher food was the guarantee offered by the oven and today, the device is considered a necessity both in the domestic and commercial market.

Do you remember your first microwave? I certainly remember mine. It was in my college cafeteria and we were told we needed to stand many feet back to avoid being nuked! What’s your memory? We’d love to hear. Come join boomeryearbook and continue your trip down memory lane.

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Nuclear Power from the Era of the Baby Boomer

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

Nuclear Power from the Era of the Baby Boomer

Nuclear Power from the Era of the Baby Boomer

by BoomerYearbook.com

Many miss the point in attributing technological breakthroughs solely to the Information Age. In fact, most of the world’s unprecedented discoveries occurred in the Baby Boomer period when people escalated in number and economic output.

Among the myriad of scientific innovations that the recent age benefits from, is in the field of energy or power consumption. The baby boomer period has contributed significantly when, for the first time, it enabled electricity generation.

It was in USSR that the world saw the debut of the first nuclear power plant that produced electricity for a power grid, the electric capacity of which was around 5 megawatts. The project, which was initiated by the Obninsk Nuclear Power Plant, came eight years following the start of the boomer year in 1946 and was shortly followed in the later years.

The United Nations, still in its formative stage, held its “First Geneva Conference” in 1955 to tackle the nuclear power issue. A large host of scientists and engineers adept at nuclear technology pursued initiatives to further scientific exploration. The combined efforts of world players led to the establishment of relevant global nuclear energy participants.

Two years after the first UN convention, EURATOM was established together with the European Economic Community, which is now known as the European Union; manifesting the increasing significance of nuclear power, an issue that was a sure-fire topic to be discussed in the years to come with the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in 1957.

Nuclear power stations began to flourish in the 1950s starting with the world’s first commercial nuclear power station in Sellafield, England— Calder Hall. When the station opened in 1956, it only had the capacity of 50 MW but it later managed to have a 200 MW capacity. In the United States, the nuclear power trend found its support with the foundation of Shippingport Reactor, the first commercial nuclear generator launched in 1957 and based in Pennsylvania.

When nuclear power was developed, the U.S. Navy first saw the opportunity of tapping into the promises of nuclear power for propelling submarines and aircraft carriers. Even Admiral Hyman Rickover, credited for the nuclear marine propulsion, was actively engaged in the Shippingport Reactor.

The electricity generated from nuclear power was one of the finest legacies left by the boomer period. With the sophisticated technology and the incredible human resources today, it is likely for us to maximize the benefits of nuclear power and continue what the preceding generations have started.

Ok fellow boomers. How many of you remember our classroom drill where we were instructed to protect ourselves from an atomic attack by hiding under our desks? Hmm, that would have been very effective.

Do you have a personal memory of the Cold War and the introduction of nuclear energy? We’d love to hear. Come share it with others at boomeryearbook.com

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The Dawn of the Detergent Market

Thursday, December 11th, 2008

The Dawn of the Detergent Market

The Dawn of the Detergent Market

by BoomerYearbook.com

It remains unknown to many that the products they use in their day-to-day living can be traced back to the productive years of the baby boomers. They are reputable brands of different items that every homemaker turns to for the ease of managing household chores such as washing clothes or dishes.

The household brand “Tide” dates back to 1946 when it was introduced to a market that uses automatic washing machines. When the brand gained nationwide distribution in 1949, its popularity in the detergent market was not a surprise. Tide had already gained the recognition of “America’s Washday Favorite” when other competing brands such as Ivory Snow began its decline.

The ‘Tide’ that consumers know today is the ‘Tide’ that has been reconstructed over the years. In its incipient stage, ‘Tide’ was a white-powdered bead until it was transformed into an orange-tinted clear liquid in 1984. The recent years also saw the introduction of new ‘Tide’ formulations such as the dark blue, liquid ‘Tide’ and the clear ‘Tide Free’.

Even the logo of ‘Tide’ speaks directly to its consumers because of the logo’s attractive and attention-grabbing design. The orange-and-yellow brand identity logo is credited to industrial designer Donald Deskey, although today’s ‘Tide’ logo has undergone some slight alteration for ‘Tide’s’ fiftieth anniversary in 1996.

As a global brand, the ‘Tide’ formula uses different market names such as ‘Ace’ in Latin America and ‘Alo’ in Turkey. Despite the differing names, ‘Tide’ continues to dominate the detergent market and proves its stature after bagging an ACS National Historical Chemical Landmark.

Ok Boomers. How many of you remember watching detergent commercials during your favorite soap opera? My favorite soap was “As the World Turns”. Come join boomeryearbook and let us know yours.

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