People with Higher IQs ‘See Differently’

How we see things is truly a reflection of who we are. We have always heard of how the half empty glass is reflection of our attitudes. Now, scientists claim that how we see could be a reflection of our intelligence levels as well. A recent study published in Current Biology journal analysed how people with higher IQs viewed the world differently.

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Seeing it Coming

It usually takes about one-tenth of a second for our brain to process what our eye sees. Fast isn’t it? But even at this rate, it means that there is a lag of about 100 milliseconds. How would 100 milliseconds make a difference? Well, consider a ball moving at 120 mph - it would have already reached 15 feet ahead by the time the brain has registered the ball’s location. How does the batsman’s brain see it coming? And why aren’t we constantly knocked down by cars or balls?

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Eyes on The Ball

People crowding the electronics stores for a glance at the scores on the television sets

Minimal traffic on the roads during the last overs with palpable anxiety in the air

People asking random strangers ‘What’s the score’ on buses and trains

And giving you dirty looks lest you dare give them an ignorant blank stare!

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In The Dark

“They were put in a dark room. To ensure that it was pitch dark, it was built inside a dark room which was inside of another dark room. They were kept like this for ten to fifteen days.”

What does this remind you of?

The solitary confinement in prisons like Kala Pani and Alcatraz?

The hair raising tale of some psychopath’s victims?

The blood curling stories of the Holocaust survivors?

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In The Blink Of An Eye

Ever wondered why we blink our eyes?

eye blinking

Ophthalmologists say that it is so that our cornea (outer layer of the eye) gets cleansed and moistened by the secretions of the tear glands.
But then, adequate lubrication is provided if one blinks 2 to 4 times every minute. Whereas, in reality, we blink about 15-20 times every minute!

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