Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, January 24, 2004

Mindsight is 20/20

Via Michele at You Will Anyway, who sometimes seems to post more substance more often than Atrios and Anne Zook and Julia H combined (no wonder I can't get through my blogroll most days!), this article about Mapping the Sixth Sense, which University of British Columbia professor Ron Rensink refers to as "mindsight." Rensink's new study claims that mindsight "is a distinct mode of visual perception and may be something all of us can learn to employ." I think it makes sense that it's related to the visual; after all, other senses intertwine (for instance, smell and taste are related [PDF]). Pretty cool finding.