GeorgeH Posted November 24, 2022 Report Share Posted November 24, 2022 Interesting article: "Is Wine Fake?" that seems quite applicable to violins. Something to ponder and debate on this American Thanksgiving Holiday. "Third, even if you find neither of these exculpatory, tricking people just works really well in general. Based on the theory of predictive coding, our brains first figure out what sensory stimuli should be, then see if there’s any way they can shoehorn actual stimuli to the the expected pattern. If they can’t, then the brain will just register the the real sensation, but as long as it’s pretty close they’ll just return the the prediction. For example, did you notice that the word “the” was duplicated three times in this paragraph? Your brain was expecting to read a single word “the,” just as it always has before, and when you’re reading quickly, the mild deviation from expected stimuli wasn’t enough to raise any alarms." https://asteriskmag.com/issues/1/is-wine-fake Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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