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    I was talking to a relative the other day and suddenly saw her, (or at least strongly imagined her) like this. (Just an image that I scrambled up a bit)



    I wonder, when we see humans, or even animals, why we see something so holistic and connected (and even connected to us with meaning) and not just the sum of all it's parts. I imagine it has something to do with survival or even spiritual connectedness. I know that there is a whole bunch of chemical stuff that goes on when we look at people we know, all of it working together. I'm trying to imagine what it would be like if we didn't prioritize information in that way.
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    Short answer:

    because we are experts on face recognition and perception(and analysis) of biological movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Short answer:

    because we are experts on face recognition and perception(and analysis) of biological movement.
    I guess to survive and advance, we kind of have to agree and streamline the images that are presented to us, I wonder what would happen if everyone kind of just took in visual information as a jumble like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    I guess to survive and advance, we kind of have to agree and streamline the images that are presented to us, I wonder what would happen if everyone kind of just took in visual information as a jumble like that.
    Humans are genetically programmed to prefer biological movement over other movement(we went through this on cognitive psychology class, it has been studied on babies from newborn to few months old. this biological movement isnt just human movement, but also animal movement). what comes to face recognition, even babies are more interested about faces than other stuff. its hard to say if its because they prefer biological movement or what, but even small babies get pretty good at face recognition, recognizing mother over strangers and putting in emotional associations on faces.
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    That'd be dyslexia, no?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Humans are genetically programmed to prefer biological movement over other movement(we went through this on cognitive psychology class, it has been studied on babies from newborn to few months old. this biological movement isnt just human movement, but also animal movement). what comes to face recognition, even babies are more interested about faces than other stuff. its hard to say if its because they prefer biological movement or what, but even small babies get pretty good at face recognition, recognizing mother over strangers and putting in emotional associations on faces.
    Okay, that's a fun fact, sounds pretty accurate. What do you think would happen if it wasn't like this? (Besides the age old answer of eating babies cause they wouldn't be cute anymore.)

    This is starting to sound like some freaky fantasy movie.

    "In a world where people don't know what to do with information"....

    Quote Originally Posted by ReflecTcelfeR View Post
    That'd be dyslexia, no?
    Umm. I don't know a lot about dyslexia except that I only think of letters on a page. Could be a good comparison though, retrieval of information in a manner that is not previously natural/ agreed upon.
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    You experienced the visual version of saying a word over and over, until it has no meaning.

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    Wiki says that in 1925 it was hypothesized that it was due to failure of achieving hemispheric dominance. Also that it seems those with dyslexia have a a left brain deficiency which is organization of perception. Seems connected to me. Bad science, I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shortnsweet View Post
    Okay, that's a fun fact, sounds pretty accurate. What do you think would happen if it wasn't like this? (Besides the age old answer of eating babies cause they wouldn't be cute anymore.)

    This is starting to sound like some freaky fantasy movie.

    "In a world where people don't know what to do with information".... .
    Uh, hard to say. maybe it would end up with some similar dysfunctions that some autistics have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTP View Post
    Uh, hard to say. maybe it would end up with some similar dysfunctions that some autistics have?
    How so? Collecting information and then not being able to put it back together properly?

    I'm picturing upside-down people and green people and people heads detached from their body.
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    06/13 10:52:19 RiftsWRX: You two are like furbies stuck in a shoe box

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