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  1. #1 how comes my family has not binocular rivalry? 
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    check out the home stereoscope i built:


    i tested with me and my brothers and we all see superimposed images contrary to what normal people see:

    http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Binocular_rivalry




    (a) Schematic diagram of the mirror stereoscope invented by Sir Charles Wheatstone. This device, which allowed him to present separate pictures to the two eyes, revealed to Wheatstone the sufficiency of horizontal retinal disparity to generate stereoscopic depth. (b) By presenting these dissimilar letters on cards placed in the two arms of the stereoscope, Wheatstone observed binocular rivalry: only one character was visible at any given moment, with the currently dominant character fluctuating over time.

    do you think it could have any use to train this odity? maybe end with a dual cpu?


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    i dont see what its doing


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    it presents the letter d to one eye and the letter s to the other eye

    you should see one letter or the other at intervals but not a superposition as my family does
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    in my case i have a lazy eye with an astigmatism, with the other being normal. With my left eye being the dominant my brain favors it. it is only when i focus with all my might, i get the same results as your family.I would compare the results to going crosseyed. Going off what you describe i would guess darwinism is the cause. Its possible your family has a random trait that has gone out of existence with most others (OR is just being started in your family???). just a guess not an answer
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    Any ambidexterity in the family? Left handedness?



    Could you try an experiment for me?

    1) Take individual portraits, with any plain backgrounds, of your brothers, yourself, and a few control "normal" people.
    2) Make a horizontally flipped copy of each portrait.
    3) Assign random filenames and write an answer key.
    4) Allow individuals to compare side by side photos, and comment.

    Can they recognize the true photo from the mirror image? Of themselves, of others? Which do they like better?

    I'm guessing your family will have relative difficulty differentiating.



    Another possibility is you're just using the term very loosely. For example my son claims to have "X-ray vision", meaning he can visualize hidden things.
    A pong by any other name is still a pong. -williampinn
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