Seeing in the Dark November 9, 2019 Tags:brain, cognitive, Cognitive Science (School/tradition), eye, Eye Tracking, image, mental, Mind, motion, neural, Neurology, neuroscience, perception, pyschology, science, University of Rochester, vision, visual Related Posts हमारी आँखे कितने मेगापिक्सल की होती है? how many megapixels human eye is? Knocked Up (4/10) Movie CLIP – Parental Guidance (2007) HD What does photopsia mean? About The Author Larry Olson 10 Comments 蔡豐吉 Human vision is really amazing. November 3, 2013 Reply Surf steve Aren't they just following the movements of their own hands? I'd be more convinced if they were using someone else's hand and not their own. November 3, 2013 Reply Maurice Biermans Also surprising is they find that synesthetes were strikingly better. Synesthetes are people who blend senses in daily lives. Like see colors when they hear music. I wonder. Could it be that genius thinkers are a kind of synesthete? Where normally one thinking proces works on its own, now multiple thinking units work in tandem? Could this same neuro proces lie at the base of multiple personality disorders, i.e. not in tandem 🙂 ? I would love to see research done to find this underlying proces. November 3, 2013 Reply Aaron McBride It sounds like the people are "seeing" their hand in the sense that they really experience it, but their eyes aren't actually picking up light from the hand. Qualia without sense. I wouldn't totally rule out imagination though. Knill says "You can't just imagine a target and get smooth eye movement", but see Wikipedia's article on Smooth Pursuit (section on the absence of a visible target). Still, from the article, it sounds like something might be going on. November 4, 2013 Reply NNK IR/heat? Please redo study to rule out possibility that some individuals are more sensitive (through the eye? via facial skin?) to heat/infrared, and thus may be able to detect indistinct images. Use other persons' hands. Measure temperature of the other persons' hands. Mask off the face, not just the eyes. Pass in front of the subjects "targets" of varying size and temperature which are NOT controlled by or known to the subject. November 4, 2013 Reply Akash Tewani This is trippppy stufff 😉 November 5, 2013 Reply Mew Wew Maybe they just have good kinesthesia. January 16, 2014 Reply americasgotrandom Your brain knows where your body parts are at all times. you are only "seeing" your hand in the dark because your brain rationalizes what its supposed to look like. The woman only moved her eyes like that because she knew she was not moving her hand. March 17, 2014 Reply Gregory Kemi I can do it like some people can, and can even see in totally darkened rooms, with the eyelids closed. September 12, 2018 Reply Angel Hernandez I remember when me and old of mine where laying in bed in complete darkness.And she said how many fingers im holding.I forgot the numbers she said but she keeped tripping out i was getting them right.I was able to see the fingers but they where realy dark compared to the walls around us.Just wanted to share. July 16, 2019 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.