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_DeepBlue
February 1st, 2010, 09:30 PM
Hey guys

A while ago (long time) I read something about some guy, who as an experiment tied himself upside down for a long time (like a matter of weeks), and documented how his body reacted to this. One of the most interesting reactions was that after a matter of hours (like 24 hours i think?) even though his body was till upside down, his sight adjusted and he started seeing the right way around again.

Now my question.. anyone know anymore about this? I'm really interested, but cannot find anything about this anywhere and would really like to find out more. I've googled for hours, but without success, and cannot remember where I found this. Anyone know?

Thanks!

samantha_
February 1st, 2010, 09:34 PM
Hey guys

A while ago (long time) I read something about some guy, who as an experiment tied himself upside down for a long time (like a matter of weeks), and documented how his body reacted to this. One of the most interesting reactions was that after a matter of hours (like 24 hours i think?) even though his body was till upside down, his sight adjusted and he started seeing the right way around again.

Now my question.. anyone know anymore about this? I'm really interested, but cannot find anything about this anywhere and would really like to find out more. I've googled for hours, but without success, and cannot remember where I found this. Anyone know?

Thanks!

Try it yourself! :D
jks.

tgalati4
February 1st, 2010, 09:36 PM
A much simpler technique is to buy some upside down glasses. If you wear them for several hours, you will:

1: Get a massive headache.
2: Adjust to upside down vision.

_DeepBlue
February 1st, 2010, 09:38 PM
I know the experiment works, but was wondering if anyone knew where I can find it?

:)

koenn
February 1st, 2010, 09:39 PM
it's because you don't see with your eyes, you see with your mind.

http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae353.cfm?CFID=25263913&CFTOKEN=b29d8f8a579445e8-8B3BC69B-15C5-EE01-B96A0F8F543386DE

_DeepBlue
February 1st, 2010, 09:43 PM
it's because you don't see with your eyes, you see with your mind.

http://www.physlink.com/Education/AskExperts/ae353.cfm?CFID=25263913&CFTOKEN=b29d8f8a579445e8-8B3BC69B-15C5-EE01-B96A0F8F543386DE


thanks man!

koenn
February 1st, 2010, 09:57 PM
thanks man!
my pleasure

there's a short article at wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perceptual_adaptation
it's not very good, but some of the references have links that might lead to more elaborate info on the subject, should you be interested.