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OMG if you do THAT you really will go blind!

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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 11:40 AM
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The new study by US psychologists found that people shown erotic or gory images frequently fail to process images they see immediately afterwards. And the researchers say some personality types appear to be affected more than others by the phenomenon, known as “emotion-induced blindness”.


www.newscientist.com...

They've been telling us for years and we never believed them. No wonder my eyesight keeps getting worse! I'm stopping RIGHT NOW!


Maybe...


[edit on 8/15/2005 by yadboy]




posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 11:48 AM
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Oh man....
Get me a cane, and some really dark glasses, cause if this is true, I am a gonner!



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 01:16 PM
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sorry, didn't read the full article but do they say images afterwards as within 10 seconds for example. i doubt they meant permanent blindness, just temp. due to the previous image being so graphic and prominent anything after it will be a blur for a few secs.

another great theory for 9/11



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 01:43 PM
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Ha Ha, when I first read that i thought that it meant you actually go fully blind! Imagine that, Nasty...



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 01:46 PM
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Gory? I bet they couldnt show me an image that would 'emotionally whatever me' In fact, if anyone can show me something (not erotic) that will make me sorry for the person in the pic, and not laugh, I will shut my mouth.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 01:46 PM
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Yeah it's just temporary. Just playing the role of alarmist


Still pretty wild though, seems like a good reason to get rid of all the sexy billboards on the interstates.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 01:51 PM
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Originally posted by Zanzibar
Gory? I bet they couldnt show me an image that would 'emotionally whatever me' In fact, if anyone can show me something (not erotic) that will make me sorry for the person in the pic, and not laugh, I will shut my mouth.


Cripes, I hope I never become as desensitized as you.
I'm glad a gory image shocks me. I hope it never stops doing so. I think evrytime you willingly subject yourself to extremely gory images, repeatedly, you die a little more inside. I love gory horror films, but I know they're fake. The real stuff stays in your head (at least it does mine). Once you see something you can't un-see it. It's in there.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 02:07 PM
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I've been staring at porn for years and I I think it has strengthened the eyes. incidentally, who's to say what is deemed erotic?

[edit on 15-8-2005 by Crakeur]



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by Crakeur
I've been staring at porn for years and I I think it has strengthened the eyes. incidentally, who's to say what is deemed erotic?

[edit on 15-8-2005 by Crakeur]


Good point, I'm sure some people think bra ads are "erotic"



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 02:30 PM
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Its not that ive been desensitized, I just cant feel bad about it, no matter how much I try, even if I wanted to. It can be useful though.



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by Zanzibar
Its not that ive been desensitized, I just cant feel bad about it, no matter how much I try, even if I wanted to. It can be useful though.


What do you mean by useful? As in allowing you to deal w/ situations that would make me puke my guts out?



posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 04:21 PM
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God damn it, every time I find something to enjoy it turns out it's bad for me, life just isn't fair!



posted on Aug, 16 2005 @ 06:55 AM
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Originally posted by yadboy

Originally posted by Zanzibar
Its not that ive been desensitized, I just cant feel bad about it, no matter how much I try, even if I wanted to. It can be useful though.


What do you mean by useful? As in allowing you to deal w/ situations that would make me puke my guts out?


Yeh, pretty much, my dad was in hospital after a heart valve op and all the wards I had to walk past to get to his had people with all manner of injuries, limbs missing and the like. I didnt get the slightest bit grossed out. When I went to id my grandfathers body at the morgue, there were some pretty 'gross' sights there as well that I didnt even look twice at.




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