Jul 5, 2014

Pics That Are So Poignant and Fascinating (23 pics)

By on Saturday, July 05, 2014

The face of a Chinese coal miner
The bloodstained coat of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand
Greenscreen-clad workers who secretly flip models’ hair during shampoo commercials
Hiker’s resting hut in Norway

140 year old mom with her 5 day old son
Power Cables In India
Bed on the First Class Suite of the Etihad A380
Osama bin Laden, 1993
One of just a few left…
World Cup Battlestation

In Japan, advertising Godzilla is done right
Uruguay’s president (Jose Mujica) waiting his turn in a public hospital
Parking shades block sunlight and charge electric cars
Top 10 causes of death in USA: 1900 vs. 2010 (inforgraphic)
Self-portraits of William Utermohlen, showing the progression of his Alzheimer’s.
Napoleon Bonaparte’s flintlock pistol
Schizophrenia Mask Test
Schizophrenia sufferers aren’t fooled by an optical illusion known as the “hollow mask” that the rest of us fall for because connections between the sensory and conceptual areas of their brains might be on the fritz.
In the hollow mask illusion, viewers perceive a concave face (like the back side of a hollow mask) as a normal convex face. The illusion exploits our brain’s strategy for making sense of the visual world: uniting what it actually sees — known as bottom-up processing — with what it expects to see based on prior experience — known as top-down processing.
“Our top-down processing holds memories, like stock models,” explains Danai Dima of Hannover Medical University, in Germany, co-author of a study in NeuroImage. “All the models in our head have a face coming out, so whenever we see a face, of course if has to come out.”
This powerful expectation overrides visual cues, like shadows and depth information, that indicate anything to the contrary.
But patients with schizophrenia are undeterred by implausibility: They see the hollow face for what it is. About seven out of 1000 Americans suffer from the disease, which is characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and poor planning.
Rodrigo Duterte has transformed the murder capital of the Philippines to “the most peaceful city in Southeast Asia” by killing multiple drug leaders and traffickers. He was dubbed The Punisher by Time Magazine
Welcome to Rio: Man gets pickpocketed while being stopped by police for theft.
This Is Eminem’s Daughter, Hailey Jade, 18, Graduating High School


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