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Ever been watching tv when a violent image comes on the screen and you don't even notice that somebody just entered the room? You've just encountered something known as emotion-induced blindness. Psychologists at Vanderbilt and Yale Universities have determined that people can suffer short periods of blindness, up to 1/2 a second in length, immediately after seeing highly emotional images. By displaying a series of images for 1/10 of a second each they were able to determine that test subjects couldn't identify images shown immediately after very erotic or gory images. You can try this out for yourself at the flash-based test site they have set up which also contains more details of the experiments.
http://exploration.vanderbilt.edu/news/news_rubberneck.htm
 

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Uhh, i don't think i ever saw the damn image, at first i thought i saw it everytime, then what the hell was the image your supposed to see.
 

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this "researcher" is obviously just trying to give a scientific reason for why he's gone blind after masturbating to all of those erotic images...



i bet his next thesis will be entitled, "accelerated follicular growth in the meta carpal region due to erotic/violent images"
 

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Back then they didn't want me now I'm hot they all on me.
 

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i had no idea what to do!!!! lol fudge it
 

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This does not make sense to me. If a person was desensitized to graphic imagery
then wouldn't they be able to ignore the graphic images and focus on spotting the
target image because they are so use to graphic images. A sesitized person, someone
who is not use to the graphic images, would generate a higher emotional response to
the graphic images; therefore, inhibiting thier ability to focus on the picture sequence
and find the target image because they are fixated on the graphic image. Hmmm.
Looks like a reason for a bunch of grad students to search the net for porn and circle
jerk themselves all day. They should go get a effin' job.
 
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This is a new discovery? A news flash? It's common sense.

I mean, ever notice you can't fully recall everything you see or past by you in a blink of an eye?

Duh!
 

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Most here are missing the point. The point is that a shocking or erotic image will "dull" your senses for a moment while your brain absorbs the abnormal information. In the sample flash the mutilated hand pic is displayed moments before the target image "an image that has been rotated 90 degrees to the right or left" - which happens to be a tree.

I went on a step further and said, "if you're desensitized then the pic of the mutilated hand won't affect your ability to pick out the sideways tree".

It's not a matter of recalling what is in each and every picture, it's a matter of picking out the pattern which does not fit.
 

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well duh shockin or erotic images will dull your other sense. Ever had a Beautiful gurl start strippin and try and seduce you, yea you don't do much of anything but wait and see whats happenin.
 

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not the point nate, you're supposed to be looking for a picture that is rotated 90 degrees. after seeing a bloody hand, the theory is that some people will not see the rotated "target" picture due to being shocked subconsciously by the gory image. those that are desensitized, like me, will have no problem picking it out after seeing blood.
 

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llike, i thought i saw it EVERY time, but then i couldn't figure out which picture i was supposed to see, and it i dunno. It confrused me.
 

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we di dsomething like tis in one of my criminal justice classes, the professor came in dressd up like a robber at the start of class and we had no idea he was going to do it. he yelled at us and told us some specific stuff. he then left the room and changed into normal clothes and gave us a test on what we just seen. the test included what he was wearing, what he said and what he did.. you would be amazed by the answers people said... me though im very,very,very observant and i got almost everything correct. for some reason i have almost a photographic memory.. quite amzing.

some people have it and some dont.
 
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