Tuesday, May 16, 2006

This is How I Do School Work

Sometimes the sun gets so strong when it’s setting that if you look straight at it, it hurts your eyes for a moment. But only a moment because then your eyes get used to it and like the way it hurts. Stare at the sun enough and you won’t see anything else. You can look at anything else you want but you won’t see past the greenness of leftover sun. It’s a way to get rid of what you have to do. I recommend it over other forms of neglect because it doesn’t have any medical risks I can think of. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t any, blindness is probably one of them, but I don’t know that so I can’t say. The same way you can stare at something with your sun-bleached eyes and you won’t be able to see it. If you can’t see it, you can’t do it. It must not be there. Stop doing work and stare into the sun. I suggest that you challenge it. Personally, I’d challenge it to a duel to the death. We all know the sun’s too coward to come down here and fight it out anyway. It’s either that or it gets all up in its “responsibility” toward the Earth to take off any time for fun. Silly sun, doesn’t it know that if all you ever do is work you won’t get the work done? Set a number of short-term goals and with each you’ll get closer to your unspoken, unseen goal for the long run. I probably shouldn’t talk, I’m only writing this because I have work to do and don’t want to do it. Or rather, can’t do it. It’s kinda hard to do work when all you see in front of you is a great green blob of leftover sun on your computer screen.

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Blogger XVI (R) - NY said...

Actually, staring at the sun for two long can definately make you blind. The eye works a lot like a camera, in that at the back of the eye (the retian) there are milions and millions of pixel-like photoreceptors called rods and cones. When a photon of light activates a photoreceptor, it chemically alters the rhodopsin, a primary component of the molecule, which then breaks off and enters the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). The photoreceptors must then regenerate before they can be used again. This is what causes "after-blindness," the white spot you cant see past after staring at bright lights. Generally speaking, the receptors have no problem reforming, but tha catch is this: Other receptors must be activated to signal the brain to create more rhodopsin. If you fry ALL of your retinal photoreceptors by staring athe sun for too long, then the signal cannot be sent and the receptors are not repaired, leading to blindness.

I loved Psy 65.1: Perceptual Psychology...

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