Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Zone

I hope I'm not the only one who goes a little bit crazy this time of year.

5 comments:

Steve said...

You seem very well behaved.

Joanna said...

ummm...i think i may also be a bit crazy, b/c i totally see a face in the yellow part of that slide you're sitting next to....

Phil said...

Steve, I was probably a bit grumpy. I think i needed a nap.

Jo, you are almost definitely crazy. There is also, I believe, a neural system in your brain dedicated to recognizing faces, and it likes to work OVERTIME. That's normal, though.

Steve said...

I also listened to a radio bit about rats recovering from pain quicker if they were aware of eyes looking at them (or even a fake pair of eyes pointed in the proper direction).

It appears that eyes mean being watched means better start feeling better quickly before watching turns to hunting.

Phil said...

This seems like experimental evidence that when rats look at wounded rats, the wounded rats start to look like giant pieces of cheese.