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You Ever Been to a Psychotic?

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 09:08 pm
I mean a murderous, the devil made me do it person?
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Rockhead
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 09:08 pm
@edgarblythe,
been to, or been with?

I almost married one.
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Solmeci
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 09:14 pm
“It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.”
Rupert Everett

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dyslexia
 
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Reply Mon 23 Aug, 2010 09:20 pm
yes, of course, hasn't everyone?
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 02:23 am
@edgarblythe,
"Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. "
Sigmund Freud
High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:05 am
@edgarblythe,
Did you mean to write "You Ever Been Psychotic"? Or something else, like "you ever been to a psychic" or "...to a psychiatrist"? I find it absolutely fascinating that 3 posters already decided you meant the first one and ignored the intervening words "to a". They saw what they thought you meant.

This may be a sign of sanity on their part - only computers and schizophrenics manage to steer clear of optical illusions. The rest of us see what we expect to see and have trouble adjusting to contrary data. Look at this checkerboard - can you tell that squares A and B are exactly the same color?
http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/images/checkershadow/checkershadow_illusion4med.jpg
Intrepid
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:22 am
@High Seas,
I think it was a play on words from another thread. You, also, saw what you thought it meant.
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High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:23 am
@Intrepid,
Maybe so, but here Edgar really did write a garbled headline - the 2 extra words are no illusion. Glad to know it's a joke Smile
Quote:
... when healthy subjects see the illusion, which is somewhat ambiguous, their brains strengthen this connection such that what they expect ... becomes more influential, overpowering the actual, though unlikely, visual information. Schizophrenia patients, meanwhile, may be unable to modulate this pathway...Schizophrenics aren’t the only ones... — people who are drunk or high can also ‘beat’ the illusion. A similar disconnect between what the brain sees and what it expects to see may be occurring during these drug-induced states.
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/schizoillusion/#ixzz0xW6XKDNj
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:24 am
@High Seas,
A and B are the same color; not the squares themselves. Very Happy
High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:28 am
@edgarblythe,
Wrong! The squares themselves are the same color. Print the checkerboard out or photoshop it to see that.
High Seas
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:42 am
@dyslexia,
You know, Bob, this gave me an idea: we both know a person with advanced professional qualifications in design, plus long experience in medical laboratories, plus an interest in the field of testing for early symptoms of insanity, plus an extensive network of former associates at UCLA. Think!
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 04:47 am
@High Seas,
High Seas wrote:

Wrong! The squares themselves are the same color. Print the checkerboard out or photoshop it to see that.


Then why is it if I block out all but those two squares on the screen, they appear unchanged? The optical illusion has been destroyed, yet they do not show as the same color.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 06:14 am
@High Seas,
Oh, wait...
maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 11:29 am
@High Seas,
Does this mean that High Seas is psychotic? I thought that was the point of the test.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 11:33 am
I blocked it on a better screen and then I could see it as the same color. Razz
DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 11:52 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I mean a murderous, the devil made me do it person?

I think my mother-in-law would qualify.
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Sglass
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 12:03 pm
Yes
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Reyn
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 01:18 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
You Ever Been to a Psychotic?

Yes, most certainly! I used to read their meters every two months!

Dreaded it! Mad
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 24 Aug, 2010 01:27 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I mean a murderous, the devil made me do it person?

Rethinking....

Murderous, devil-made-me-do-it would be psychopathic.

Psychotic is a crazy person.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Wed 25 Aug, 2010 03:54 am
I have.

But I've ... Never been to meeee.
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