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The Sciences

NCBI ROFL: Drawing on your forehead for science.

DiscoblogBy ncbi roflFebruary 10, 2011 6:00 AM

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Elicitation of spontaneous mirror reversal drawing on the forehead. "32 Japanese participants drew symmetrical and asymmetrical letters on their own foreheads. By observing their drawing strokes, it was judged that 29 of them drew symmetric letters in reverse, that is, as if these were viewed from inside the head. However, 14 of these 29 seemed to have noticed their reversed perception because they drew asymmetric letters intentionally reversed so they would appear correct when viewed from outside. Only three participants drew the letters in a normal way irrespective of the letter symmetry."

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