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Euro-update 8: Leaving Europe

I’m sitting in an Athens hotel with a cup of coffee pondering my last few hours in Europe. We’ve had a fabulous vacation, the longest I’ve ever taken in my life. At the same time, I’m looking forward to getting home.

I’ve tried to keep you abreast of the psychology-related events that occurred while we were in Europe, but internet access has been too sketchy, and we’ve been too busy having fun to post everything. Here are a few random snapshots I never managed to post:

A cool “rainbow cloud” from Tuscany, which I had intended to post as a demonstration of why the spectrum doesn’t include all the colors we can perceive:


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Greta and me in front of the Sigmund Freud Museum in Vienna:


Me being “psychoanalyzed” by the Sigmund Freud action figure:


You may think you’re in charge now, Siggy, but wait until we get you back to Greta’s lab, where you’ll have to battle the Data action figure from Star Trek!


  1. #1 Aaron Couch
    July 22, 2007

    Wow! That Sigmund Freud action figure is just too funny. I found the link to one here:
    I’m tempted to buy it. Almost.

    It’ll be good to have you back.

  2. #2 Eric Schwitzgebel
    July 23, 2007

    I was going to say, “no brown in the rainbow” — which I generally take to be a fact that undermines simplistic wavelength = color views of color — but I must say that the top of that rainbow looks distinctly brown to me — much more brown than red.

    Any thoughts about conditions under which the red/yellow stripes in the rainbow look brown?

    Keep up the posts, Dave! You’re indefatigable!

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