Re: virus: Re: The saga continues!

Eva-Lise Carlstrom (
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 17:05:47 -0700 (PDT)

On Sat, 13 Sep 1997, Nathaniel Hall wrote:

> Eva-Lise Carlstrom wrote:
> >
> > In the video game Tomb Raider, which friends of mine have been playing lately,
> > the central character does a lot of underground swimming, and each time
> > she emerges she breaks the surface of the water with a splash and a gasp
> > for air. It took me watching this happen several times before I noticed
> > that the splash was solely auditory, and the beautiful visuals of the game
> > did not extend to visually indicating the splash. I thought I had seen a
> > splash, because I had heard one. We are more likely to remember,
> > wrongly, that we perceived with several senses what we did with one, than
> > to genuinely check them against each other for inconsistency, in the
> > course of our daily lives.
> >
> This makes my point for me. You have just succeeded in dividing a bad
> sensory input from a bad processing error. Your senses set your thinking
> straight on this matter!

Only after several repetitions of the same inconsistency. If I'd only
observed it once, I would still think I had seen a splash.

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