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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

It’s good to be back! Let’s see what’s happening today…

Good Morning Humboldt County!

Good to see you this morning. Grab a folding chair, stool, or beanbag and join me in having a cup of steaming hot Java or tea and we’ll see what we can see:

Spider Man sued for illegal Poker games 

Looks like actor spider man actor Tobey Maguire is in hot water over an illegal poker game in California.

Image: A replica of Noah's Ark built by Johan Huibers in the Netherlands

Biblical proportions: Man builds full size Noah’s Ark

Imagine going for a cruise on this boat!

Tiny art critics: Babies pick Picasso, study finds

The littlest art critics -- a bunch of 9-month-olds in Switzerland -- preferred the works of Picasso over Monet in a recent study.

Paintings by the Spanish artist appealed more to the diaper-clad set than those by the Frenchman in a series of five different experiments published in the journal Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Now, you may wonder: How much insight can an infant offer when comparing cubism to impressionism?

"At 9-months of age, infants' vision is already much the same as in adults," says Trix Cacchione, a psychologist at the University of Zurich, and the study's lead author.

"To an infant, a painting is most likely only a perceptual pattern and their aesthetic preferences are most likely guided by low-level functions of the visual system."

That’s all for now. It sure is good to be back. Time for me to head on down the road…

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