Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Visual Conformation

Read about the Robber's Cave Experiment in The Evolution of Childhood. As a lay person it reminded me of Zimbardo's Stanford Prison Experiment. Being part of a group and conforming to it seems to an almost essential priority of who we are. When I try to initiate movement on the left side of my face I also attempt to stabilize the right side, I often get very annoying reactions from my wife when she sees my face. A large part of it is just our baggage but her reaction at times seems too visceral and immediate to be just that.  It feels like our visual communication code is being violated and she is letting me know.

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