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  1. #1 am i more evolved since i dont have binocular rivalry? 
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    check out this stereogram:

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...id/stereo2.jpg

    do you see a cross inside the circle cause then you neither have binocular rivalry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binocular_rivalry

    When one image is presented to one eye and a very different image is presented to the other, instead of the two images being seen superimposed, one image is seen for a few moments, then the other, then the first, and so on, randomly for as long as one cares to look[/img]


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    I've heard, although I have not seen any studies, that binocular rivalry comes from the same phenomena that causes us to favor one side of the brain over the other, and switch between them when necessary.

    Most everyone favors one eye over the other, if it's the one corresponding with which hemisphere of the brain you favor, this might support that theory.

    You can do a test on yourself like this to find out which eye you favor, and using the same technique you can practice using both eyes equally.

    Hold your hands parallel while pointing up with your index fingers.

    Look at a distant object while moving your hands closer and further apart from each other. Try it at different distances from your face as well. Do this until you find a good distance so that you can see 4 fingers, IE, not superimposed.

    You can experiment with your vision and will probably notice that you can focus better with one eye than another, and in this lies the phenomena. Whichever fingers apears the most vivid, without trying too hard, should tell you which eye you favor most.

    You can exercise your eyes and learn to better use them equally by doing this experiment and switching between three modes of vision. 1: so that you see the outside fingers clearest, 2: so that you see the inside fingers clearest, 3: so that you see all fingers clearest.

    I'm not an optometrist, and this is not meant to diagnose, or treat any symptoms. But I can all but guarantee that no harm will come from it unless you go out of your way to strain your eyes(in other words, DON"T) or unless you get carried away and poke your eye with a fingernail.


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    i just tried what you said:

    i see four clear fingers but unfocused

    what i cant do is see the inner or outer ones better
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    Oops

    its impossible, I think, to see the inner fingers clearer than the outer one's.

    You can also look at a point before your fingers instead of past them. You get the same effect, and it might be easier depending on the color of the background.

    To see the outer fingers clearly means to get rid of the inner one's. Just adjust your focus to a point in between your fingers.

    I explained it wrong, my bad, hope this helps.
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    you would be more evolved if would have more children than I do.

    And I doubt that.
    "Kill them all and let God sort them out."

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    well, there is something to say about "quality vs quantity" not that I doubt the quality of your spurious monkey seed.
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    You shouldn't. Because I have three-tailed, two-headed sperm. Three times the speed, twice the intelligence.
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