Members of SCSMI may be interested in the following recent publication: Philosophical Aesthetics and the Sciences of Art, Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 75 (October 2014), ed. Greg Currie, Matthew […]
Several cognitive psychologists cooked up a simple experiment to demonstrate the power of our preference for underdogs. Here are animations similar to those they used, so you can check out their results for yourself.
What do these eyes tell us? Check out several new posts about eyes: "The Social Network: The Faces Behind Facebook," "The Eye's Mind," and "Watching You Watch 'There Will be Blood'" (by Tim Smith).
Humans are the only creatures that actively seek out fearful experiences. We go to scary movies. We take roller coaster rides. We skydive. We even pay money to do these things. That seems irrational. Paradoxical. Why do we do it? Read on!