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(Daily Mail)   Researchers discover why children think they are invisible when they hide their eyes - and it's not what you think   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 23
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2012-10-28 07:43:37 AM
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i.chzbgr.com

/equal time for dog lovers
2012-10-28 07:41:31 AM
6 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-10-28 10:45:36 AM
3 votes:

Frederick: My dog thinks I cant see her when her head is behind the couch. She weighs 100lbs and her body sticks out really far.


Back during our wedding reception (first wife, in her home) her cat decided to jump up on a chair and sample the food on the table. But she was tricky. She sat on the chair and stretched one front paw out as far as she could onto the tablecloth. Stretch.... claws out... puuuullllllll slowly back. Stretch.... claws out.....puuuullllllll slowly back. Each time the food moved closer to the cat by maybe 3 or 4 inches. Gradually the entire room became aware of this, and conversation stopped while everyone stared bemusedly at this little 7 pound black and white cat. The cat, meanwhile, stared directly back at the crowd, ignoring her own paw, which continued to methodically and slowly reach out to reel in more tablecloth. The message was obvious: "If I can't see my own paw, then neither can you."
2012-10-28 12:00:40 AM
3 votes:
My dog thinks I cant see her when her head is behind the couch. She weighs 100lbs and her body sticks out really far.
2012-10-27 11:11:58 PM
3 votes:
Bogeymen are sentient creatures who are often considered undead though they technically are not, since they haven't actually died. Bogeymen take shapes to scare people, especially kids. Some bogeymen are more comfortable under a bed, behind a door, or in a cellar. One of the few ways to subdue a bogeyman is to put a blanket on his head. The theory goes that everyone knows Bogeymen disappear if you put the blankets over your head, and so by putting a blanket over a Bogeyman's head his belief in his own existence is impaired. Apparently, light blue blankets are most effective but no-one seems to know why ---- Terry Prachett
2012-10-27 10:34:03 PM
3 votes:
Is it because kids are stupid?
2012-10-28 02:28:00 PM
2 votes:

LrdPhoenix: Thus, the foundation of one of the biggest problems in philosophy and all things which spring from it, including science. You can never really know if reality is real or if it's just a useful construct of the mind. Only way around it to make reality concrete is simply to make the hard assumption that what seems real is real enough to be called reality, regardless of the fact that said assumption may be completely wrong and the only reality one can be certain of is their own mind.


Whenever some pretentious twatwaffle says that in front of me, I offer a kick in the nads to help resolve any uncertainty.

/Would you like a kick in the nads to test your hypothesis that there is no external reality?
2012-10-28 12:20:42 PM
2 votes:
25.media.tumblr.com

Don't look away.

Don't turn your back.

Don't blink.

Don't even blink.
2012-10-28 10:20:43 AM
2 votes:
If they're prevented from staring directly at the Daily Mail logo, very young children can be temporarily fooled into thinking they're looking at an article that one can confidently expect to correctly characterize scientific study results.
2012-10-28 08:46:31 AM
2 votes:

DamnYankees: Mangoose: The first real memory I have centered around me shutting my eyes as tightly as I could because I didn't want everyone else seeing what I see. I was terrified.

Hah. You were dumb.


Correction. I am dumb
2012-10-27 10:47:18 PM
2 votes:
I can't see you, so don't pretend you're really there
2012-10-28 12:32:32 PM
1 votes:
I LEARNED IT FROM WATCHING YOU!!!
fondoo.net
2012-10-28 12:02:47 PM
1 votes:
My youngest sister believed that when she squinted her eyes at night wile looking at street lights the apparent rays of light that spread out from the light came out of her eyes and that we should be able to see the rays coming from her. It didn't help that my father called her "bright eyes".
2012-10-28 10:42:52 AM
1 votes:
Is it that they think they are invisible, or that they identify self as face, and the body is superfluous to the question of identity? I wonder did the researchers ask, can I see your toes? Can I see your tummy?

FTFA: Although when the children were asked to explain how they were made invisible by simply hiding their eyes, many knew that their bodies remained visible, suggesting a childhood distinction between their physical bodies and the 'self' they connect to their eyes.


So it would seem that, no, they do not think they "go invisible". They simply identify the self as the face. If the face is covered, no, you can't see "them."
2012-10-28 10:22:20 AM
1 votes:
Maybe children are more in tune with quantum mechanics. Observation or lack of it is vital there.
2012-10-28 09:20:28 AM
1 votes:
deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com

"That's why you're still kids, cause you're stupid!"

deadhomersociety.files.wordpress.com
2012-10-28 09:16:44 AM
1 votes:
The kids just have how invisibility works backwards is all. They need to talk to this guy: 
i.imgur.com
2012-10-28 09:11:51 AM
1 votes:
Came here expecting a reference to the Bugblatter Beast of Traal.
2012-10-28 09:04:59 AM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: AmbassadorBooze: BarkingUnicorn: AmbassadorBooze: Is it because kids are stupid?

No, it's because "the self" is all in your head. Ask any Zen master, or 3 year-old.

Do Zen masyers believe they are invisible when they close their eyes?

It depends on whether they want to be or not


You've got it all backwards. They are, in fact, invisible. But at that age, precisely because their brains are less developed and not fully "educated," they are capable of projecting an alter reality into other people's brains. You, loving and doting parent, see your little child playing games because that is exactly the image they can project into your skull. Add in the temporal perturbations and they can fool you into thinking the eyes were covered for seconds, rather than the hours that actually pass.

I cannot go into what the little ones do during these escapades of freedom. It's too disturbing for FARK and you really don't want to know.
2012-10-28 09:04:41 AM
1 votes:
dead people have eyes and they can't see you. maybe scientists just like to take the fun out of everything.
2012-10-27 11:01:31 PM
1 votes:

Mangoose: The first real memory I have centered around me shutting my eyes as tightly as I could because I didn't want everyone else seeing what I see. I was terrified.


Hah. You were dumb.
2012-10-27 10:59:26 PM
1 votes:

AmbassadorBooze: BarkingUnicorn: AmbassadorBooze: Is it because kids are stupid?

No, it's because "the self" is all in your head. Ask any Zen master, or 3 year-old.

Do Zen masyers believe they are invisible when they close their eyes?


It depends on whether they want to be or not
2012-10-27 10:45:38 PM
1 votes:

AmbassadorBooze: Is it because kids are stupid?


No, it's because "the self" is all in your head. Ask any Zen master, or 3 year-old.
 
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