Blinded by the... porn?

In the news-of-the-biologically-weird department for the day, Slashdot contributor Iphtashu Fitz reports on a study conducted at Yale and Vanderbilt Universities showing that people can suffer temporary blindness after being shown an extremely emotionally charged image: "Psychologists ... have determined that people can suffer short periods of blindness, up to 1/2 a second in length, immediately after seeing highly emotional images. By displaying a series of images for 1/10 of a second each they were able to determine that test subjects couldn't identify images shown immediately after very erotic or gory images." (Slashdot)


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