Omni Brain

The Omnibrain

Watermelon Brains

It’s time again for fruit and veggie carving season. And what could be better than a carved brain. This time it’s out of a watermelon. Enjoy! -via Neatorama-

Psi. A debate.

When everyone thought extrasensory perception had disappeared into the same embarrassing past as phrenology it came back with a vengeance. In a recent article by Daryl Bem titled Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect evidence was presented that some have found very hard to ignore. Others have completely…

And you can too! All you have to do is win this gorilla costume. This is guaranteed to work in a women’s locker room*. I can’t vouch for its success rate in men’s locker rooms since.. well… I don’t really have to sneak in there. Anyway, all you have to do to have a chance…

Two cool optical illusions…

-via neatorama and boingboing- Someone want to build me this table?

I was digging through some of my old blog posts and had almost totally forgot about this artwork I commissioned for the blog when I first started back on blogger. Check it out and then I’ll fill you in on what I’ve been up to and why I’ve been so sparse over the last many…

Or forced perspective. I suspect this is more sensitive to viewpoint than the previous post. -via BoingBoing-

Walking on water

These installations (or more precisely drawings on the floor and ceiling) take advantage of our use of textures to perceive a third dimension/depth out of monocular cues. I’m curious how effective they are from different viewpoints. Perhaps there are some accidental views that make the texture completely boring instead of completely cool. Here’s some great…

ionpsych… get it! hahaha.

There’s a great blog called ionpsych being run by Dan Simons (of Invisible Gorilla fame). The posts are all by graduate students in a science writing for public consumption class. I’m glad people are starting to teach us overly technical scientists how to communicate in graduate school. I’m not aware of any other class out…

The tree of (BLT) life

This counts as science right? -link-