Thursday, October 3, 2013

some things are best left- out!

There are certain things which needs a rational explanation. Like why do we actually laugh? Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Etc. But more simple than that are the following two false memories!

Everyone has the memory of looking at the clock and finding that the second hand is standing still for a brief moment. Well the term  has a name and it's called chronostasis!
It's said that our brain has a tendency to create a false memory which tends to make us believe that the time is stretching little backward. So next time you feel the same it's just a false memory. No big deal.
Another false memory is when we look at the mirror and stare at our own eyes, trying to shift from one eye to the other. We won't feel that our eyes are moving but the other person standing as the observer will notice the slight movement of our eyes. This temporary blindness is caused due to saccades. Interesting?