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insect
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0 posted 02-22-2001 11:18 PM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Blind spot experiment for anyone who has never tried this before!

Did you know that you have a blind spot?
And I’m not talking about the one when you are driving! Ha!
Seriously try this.
I’m not an expert on eyes but this test is interesting!
So give it a go and see if you can find your blind spot.
Here’s what you do.
If you scroll down the page to an X and an O


1) Cover your left eye with your left hand so you cannot see out of it
2) Look straight and directly at the letter on the left which is X
3) Slowly move your face closer to the screen always looking at the X
4) Stop when the other letter disappears!

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Acies
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1 posted 02-22-2001 11:49 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

huh? i think im lost

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
inot2B
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2 posted 02-22-2001 11:49 PM       View Profile for inot2B   Email inot2B   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for inot2B

Hey that is strange. I didn't have to get too close to realize the O was gone.
Swamp¤Faeryie
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3 posted 02-22-2001 11:52 PM       View Profile for Swamp¤Faeryie   Email Swamp¤Faeryie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Swamp¤Faeryie

o never disappeared
Parker
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4 posted 02-22-2001 11:59 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

cool, it worked for me... I had to look right at the x with my right eye straight on. and it disappeared at about a foot to 10 inches away and stayed gone for a few inches.

Parker
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5 posted 02-23-2001 01:12 AM       View Profile for Colin   Email Colin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Colin

Oooooh it worked! Clever clever

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. - Bill Vaughan
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6 posted 02-23-2001 08:36 AM       View Profile for SpitFire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SpitFire

~I think that you were just doing this so's anyone peeking in on me would think I was some kind of freak or something,...moving my head up and back from the screen ten times with my hand over one eye! hahahaa! Very funny you! I'll try again, what the heck. Hmm. *Peace.
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7 posted 02-23-2001 10:37 AM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

arghhh it doesn't work


So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
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8 posted 02-23-2001 12:28 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

Maybe you're doing it too fast acire.

Yea the O did dissapear.....


I was born myself, raised myself, and will continue to be myself. The world will just have to adjust.

I'm in love with my shadow
I admire it daily
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9 posted 02-23-2001 05:08 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

The O disappeared at about 7 inches from the screen. How totally bizarre!!! Had fun with that one though. Thanks!

How can you save me?
When the dark comes right in and takes me,
from my front walk and into bed,
where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
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10 posted 02-23-2001 05:14 PM       View Profile for Parker   Email Parker   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Parker's Home Page   View IP for Parker

acire, I just measured it for me... the O disappeared completely at 11 inches.
I look straight at the x with my right eye and my left covered. also at eye level. move in from about 20 inches very slowly(snails pace) or you'll miss it. never take your eye off the x, and you'll notice the O is missing in your perevereal vision.

Parker
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11 posted 02-23-2001 05:43 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Uh-oh...think I did this too much...now the X is gone too...
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12 posted 02-23-2001 06:05 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

I'm telling you, It doesn't work

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
Severn
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13 posted 02-23-2001 08:07 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Oh of course it works Acs...

of course it does.

cover your left eye - stare at x...move closer. O will disappear. It's biological.

K



...and I have found a lifetime can be lived in one moment...
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14 posted 02-23-2001 09:43 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Works for me.
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15 posted 02-23-2001 10:19 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

oh yeah


So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this give life to thee." W.S.
insect
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16 posted 02-24-2001 12:15 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

LOL Fire
Now would I make up a strange story like that just to
get you to do silly things so someone might catch you.





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17 posted 02-24-2001 01:06 AM       View Profile for insect   Email insect   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for insect

Serenity…since your X is gone too!

For you


+ HUG
Skyfyre
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18 posted 02-24-2001 03:00 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Yep, biological ...

Fortunately for us, the "blind spot" isn't large enough to cause us to miss anything substantial ... unless you read with one eye closed *wink*

Linda
kat
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19 posted 04-08-2001 08:18 PM       View Profile for kat   Email kat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kat

Ummmm...Insect? This was great but next time warn me not to over do this experiment and please tell me how much pressure I should add onto my eye when I'm covering it with my hand. Had a week long blind spot. Guess that's why it took so long for me to respond.   <<<<<< Look! My eye still has trouble staying open!! HA!
Loved this alot and was very suprised when it worked. Thought you were pulling our legs.  

kat(purr purr)
Jamie
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20 posted 04-10-2001 12:35 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

The O did not disappear--- I could no longer tell it was an O but i could see the darkspot on the screen-- even when my forehead touched it
Jamie
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21 posted 04-10-2001 11:27 PM       View Profile for Jamie   Email Jamie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Jamie's Home Page   View IP for Jamie

errr-- it does now--- i wonder if the poison ivy in my right eye affects it/---rofl
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22 posted 04-14-2001 09:22 AM       View Profile for coyote   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for coyote

If I take my glasses off they both disappear.
Does that count?  

"I hate quotes, they suck!"
I.G. Norance

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23 posted 04-14-2001 02:16 PM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

That was cool... but I accidentally tore my contact while I was covering my eye!

Just imagine geeky little Erica in her thick glasses! AH!

"Men judge generally more by the eye than by the hand, for everyone can see and few can feel."-Machiavelli

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24 posted 04-17-2001 12:22 AM       View Profile for Fading Away   Email Fading Away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Fading Away

This is great!  Ha.. It really worked.  That's pretty neat.

subconsciously, i think i can eat so much to make my stomach hurt, instead of my heart.

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