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Disorder #1

Hemi-inattention: A disturbance of a person's awareness of space on the side of the body opposite a stroke-causing lesion.

Oliver Sacks, in The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, describes the case of a lady who suffered a stroke and lost all awareness of the left side of her body. She ate only the food on the right side of her plate and applied makeup only to the right half of her face.

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[User Picture]From: seismic
2006-05-04 13:51 (UTC)
Wow. This is really striking. It got a head-tilt even before I scrolled to the text, which makes it even better.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-06 19:04 (UTC)
Awesome, thanks. I hope you like the subsequent ones as well. Although I doubt the next one will be as popular, as it's not terribly subtle and it's kind of disturbing.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2006-05-04 13:54 (UTC)
I love the shot overall, the concept, and the wonderful finger geometry!

Thanks for sharing!

The fact that the fingertips don't align with the edges of the fruit is causing me a Monk moment, which I suspect may be intentional in the spirit of symmetry-breaking.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2006-05-04 22:19 (UTC)
The fact that the fingertips don't align with the edges of the fruit is causing me a Monk moment...

*laughing* Yes! MonkMoment... oi.

But really, I can't stop looking. It's beautiful & crazy, right down to the skewed collar I only just noticed. Slightly off-center...love this.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2006-05-04 13:56 (UTC)
im abit speechless so im just going to have to say, wow.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2006-05-04 14:10 (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2006-05-04 17:53 (UTC)
You want to hate her, but then she's just so darn nice. :)
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[User Picture]From: guyinahat
2006-05-04 15:21 (UTC)
Double plus good!
Is the underlined text supposed to be a link? Not working for me if it is.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-05 08:09 (UTC)
Huzzah, thank you!
No, it isn't a link.
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[User Picture]From: kreie
2006-05-04 15:31 (UTC)
That is quite an excellent book. And an excellent picture - the tones just shine.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-07 16:09 (UTC)
I think what captivated me was how passionate he is, how emotionally invested in all his cases, without losing his ability to make detached observations.

Also, thank you.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2006-05-04 16:03 (UTC)
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From: libra_verde5
2006-05-04 16:28 (UTC)
Ha! I remember that case study from my History of Psych class.
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[User Picture]From: becala
2006-05-04 17:32 (UTC)
My bearded neuroscience prof dressed as a left hemineglect case for halloween once. He shaved only half his beard and put only one arm inside his shirt. I was a bit disappointed that he put both legs of his pants on, though.

Also, the picture is striking. The fact that you are off-center in the frame makes it more dramatic, but it took me a minute to figure out that that's what it was.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-06 19:08 (UTC)
Bah! You should have taken scissors to those cheatin' two-legged pants.
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2006-05-04 17:37 (UTC)
That photo is brilliant, will there be more in the disorder series, then?
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2006-05-04 18:17 (UTC)
Yeah, I wanna know what's next!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2006-05-04 18:33 (UTC)
Wow. That's is a great photograph - such a great idea. I almost thought this was a painting for a second. I find in interesting that the neutral expression on your face looks sort of happy on the side where your hair is pulled up and sort of sad on the other side.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-06 18:51 (UTC)
Thanks! I did try to quirk my mouth into a faint smile on the side where my hair is pulled up but I'm not sure you can see it at low res.
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[User Picture]From: comfortslut
2006-05-04 19:24 (UTC)
I think you're onto something.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-05 08:31 (UTC)
Comfortslut approval! *does somersaults*
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[User Picture]From: omniana
2006-05-04 20:33 (UTC)
Ditto. What everyone has said. As soon as the image loaded I thought, "wow!" and I keep staring at it. Can't wait to see the rest of the series.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-06 18:56 (UTC)
Well, unfortunately there will be a lot of waiting. :-P These take a long time to execute!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-05-04 20:46 (UTC)
Can't stop staring at this. It's quite, quite striking. Every time you think you've got your head around it, you spot something else.

And I'm in awe of your hair. How long did that take?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2006-05-05 07:56 (UTC)
The hair didn't take long, actually. I had a bunch of little rubber bands left over from when I had dreads and I used those to make the hair-sprouts.
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