Wow! This is such a fast and easy solution to an all to common problem.
The guys at Key|Smart have come up with this simple solution that anyone can use, and the magnet is super strong. The price is so cheap that you could put these on any switch you wanted - in the garage, by the front door, a closet. You could even change out a a screw somewhere else to hold small tools - a screwdriver or a bottle opener, just to name some useful items. :-)
Their other Life Solving product is their Key|Smart keyring. It's a pocket knife for your keys. No bulk. No sounding like a janitor walking down the hallway. Just a sleek and simple solution. I need one!
I guess I knew that babies eyesight developed over time and at first they saw the world in a very different way. Colors and shapes slowly materialized in more detail as the months ticked by and their eyesight improved, eventually coming on par with our "advanced" adult eyesight - so I thought.
It turns out that a Japanese study recently published in the Journal Cell Biology has shown that we as adults are missing subtle visual nuances in our environment that only babies can pick up.
Mind = Blown.
According to the study, when we are very young our eyes and brain see all differences, but quite quickly as we grow older we learn to ignore certain types of differences. This allows us the ability to recognize the same object even if the environment around it has changed or slightly altered how it looks. Light and dark, color shifts, and perspective begin to be valued on a gross scale for the sake of our brain recognizing the object itself as something it has seen before rather than spend energy analyzing in detail all the new changes associated with the object.
Below is an excerpt from Carolyn Gregorie's Huff Post article about the study:
Here's an example, taken from the new study: Look at the three images of snails pictured below and try to pick out the two that look the most similar. While adults would typically see the glossier snails (A and B) as the most alike, a baby sees images B and C as being more similar.
As Martinez-Conde explains, while snails A and B look nearly identical to an adult, they have very different pixel intensity. However, infants can correctly determine that images B and C are the most alike.
So why do we loose this ability to detect these visual discrepancies? Well, the brain creates this illusion that these images are the same - it's called "visual constancy" - and it seems that it was an evolutionary adaptation for us humans. We learned to quickly recognize the same objects in our environment even when the environment changed. A huge advantage. (There is more on this topic at The Scientific American.)
So now you know why young babies can find the most mundane objects so interesting. I feel a sense of appreciation for the small subtle things in life brewing in my mind.
I can't tell you how excited I am for my son to be growing up in this age. There is so much possitive potential, but we as parents have to recognize the importance of technical literacy. It's more than iPhone games; it's the language of the future.
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The Pop Ups are a great band. Period. The fact that they make records and a live show that both kids and adults can groove to is just icing on the cake.
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