time-delay in vision: TOK sense perception and the world

"What you are seeing at the present moment is not a fresh snapshot of the world but rather an average of what you've seen in the past 10 to 15 seconds," says a neuroscientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Jason Fischer, who conducted experiments while a PhD student in David Whitney’s lab at UC Berkeley, is lead author of a new study finding that what we see “may be a time-averaged composite of now and the past”. The brain, in ...

Visioning on a Monday morning

One of the activities I used to enjoy on a Monday morning was a quick look into the future. Students would gather news stories that had caught their eye over the previous week and would bring in news cuttings, which we would put to the marketing, finance, social and HR test. For example, we might examine a technology advance and examine the possible ramifications in terms of the market, costs and human resources. I would nominate two students per week ...