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Mr Z

Member since Jan 14, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Mr Z

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Mar 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM

    @Anna, I can understand others not seeing it as I did. It took me weeks to see that. Suddenly I realized that her expression is begging interaction with the photographer. This was not posed, but something done on a whim. She remains aloof, yet inviting. An intriguing status whenever it is encounter... read more »

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Mar 4, 2011 at 12:15 PM

    Ben, I just noticed something about the picture. She has a slight furrow to her forehead, as if questioning what you are doing and thus lending the impression that you (the viewer) have a physical relationship to her. One that causes you to feel as though you are there with her and she is reacting t... read more »

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Jan 19, 2011 at 11:51 PM

    Ben, Carl Zimmer at Discover has a nice piece about face recognition and might help explain why this face has meaning to you even though you do not know her. read more »

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:14 PM

    @Ben, I'm trying to externalize as much as I can in a blog. Too much in my head and not enough written down to think it all through. Writing a comment on your blog inspired me to dust off an old blog I never did anything with. I am not trying to make anything of it, just a place to write down my th... read more »

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Jan 15, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    @Lola Lb I have done 'personal' research for some years regarding human intelligence as an adjunct to my hobby of personal robotics. Studying a system when it is broken is the best way to learn about it when we cannot look at the deign documents. Fortunately, when you come down to it there is a wide... read more »

  • A Face That Calms Me

    Posted on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    You might want to study a bit on psychology and sociology. Both have a lot to say on how and why we interact with others as we do. While the people that do not find it calming disagree with you, you'll find that they also have pictures or memories which they find calming. Freud says that you should... read more »