Friday, February 17, 2006

Brainwashed by Reality

From Wired:

After four days on an intensive Photoshop project... everywhere I looked I had the impulse to correct things, to move the world around in layers.
We underestimate our brain's plasticity... just think about the diversity of roles we can fill. It's not like this is some superfluous yet extraordinary ability, it's essential — from birth we are specializing ourself to our surroundings, assimilating things like language. The difference between our own incessant, passive adaptation and active brainwashing is not necessarily the truthfulness of the beliefs, just their origin.

No comments: