That's great; I sometimes do that with my coffee in the morning. I remember how shocked I was to substitute nonfat milk for half-and-half and not mind at all. Sometimes just looking at something "for real" and getting around our automatic thoughts that aren't based in experience can really help. I got angry at all the corn syrup in "low fat" half-and-half and decided enough was enough.
Anybody been watching the perception shows on the National Geographic channel, "Brain Games"? channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/bra
They have a neat experiment where they show you names of colors but the font is in a different color than the actual name and you can't say the font color instead of the name because your reading overrides the other part of the brain. They hypnotize a woman and she can say the font colors because they tell her the names are in a foreign language she doesn't understand. What was really cool/scary was when they hypnotized the woman to "forget" the concept of "four" and she counts the professor's fingers, slowly, one at a time, and gets 11 :-) even though she knows he only has 10 fingers.
Edited by: MARGOMCP at: 10/21/2011 (10:46)
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