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Why is your mind tricked so easily?

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jocelyn flores

on 12 June 2014

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Transcript of Why is your mind tricked so easily?

Neuroscience is one of the ways to find out what really happens in our brain. (neuroscience is a fact that everything we experience is a figment of our imagination).
Sometimes we feel like we know what we see, but the brain doesn't transfer the proper information to our brain in order for us to see what we know we want to see.
The visual system has to do with the brain being tricked, because,well obviously we see with our eyes, therefore anything we see we believe.
So what tricks us here? what tricks us is the time it takes the brain to process the information. While your brain process the information, we tend to think about the first thing that comes to our mind, therefore being tricked.
Why is your mind tricked so easily?
Showed 1 person at a time an illusion image.
I had them tell me what they thought, which was, what line was smaller, or what line was bigger?
I marked a check next to that person or an "X" if they actually gave me a right answer.
I told them if they were right or wrong, and why they were right or wrong.
After, With a ruler I measured both lines proving them, both lines were exactly the same.
Repeated this steps 25 times.
I gave one person at a time a short reading, which they had to read to me out loud. The reading had two extra "The" hidden in it.
I put a check next to whoever skipped the extra "The" and an "X" to whoever actually read the extra "The".
I showed the ones that read the extra words,what it really said. An the one's that got it I just said "good job".
There were more people getting "tricked" in the reading than in the image. I was actually expecting that to happen, because in the reading it was easier to trick people since their eyes were moving faster.Rather then in the picture, where some people actually took time to look at it and think.
why is this important to me? It's important to me because, everything we know or do, comes from the mind,so knowing that the mind can sometimes be tricked is scary, because that probably means I don't know the fake from reality.
How has what I've learned reaffirmed or changed my way of thinking? what I learn didn't really change my way of thinking it just made my point of view more stronger. I learned, the brain is not always the reason why we get tricked, the vision system has to do with this also.
After my experiment and research, I have concluded, the brain does get tricked easily, but only the brains of the people that don't really pay attention to what goes around them. Because if they were to pay more attention, or if they were more focused, then they would be able to spot what goes on in a faster, and less tricked way.
My hypothesis is that in my experiment everyone will choose the same thing for the image, and for the reading, they will read the same exact thing.
What did I learn from the experience of others? I learned, that it's not only me the one that can get tricked easily, now I know there is other people who's minds are tricked by the same thing.
If conditions were to change, maybe everyone would no longer get tricked easily, therefore having a more open mind. A more open mind, makes more smart people.
What other questions does this bring up? some other questions that this brings up are, Is It just laziness that causes the brain to get tricked or something else? As people get older do they get tricked more or less? Who's more likely to get tricked easily, teens or older people?
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Image procedure
Reading procedure
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