Il faudrait être comme un taxi, ligne d’attente, ligne de fuite, embouteillage, goulot, feux verts et rouges, paranoïa légère, rapports difficiles avec la police.
(Gilles Deleuze & Claire Parnet, Dialogues, 1)
Soit le célèbre tour de cartes appelé choix forcé. Vous voulez faire choisir à quelqu’un par exemple le roi de cœur. Vous dîtes d’abord : tu préfères les rouges ou les noires ? S’il répond les rouges, vous retirez les noires de la table ; s’il répond les noires, vous les prenez, vous les retirez aussi. Vous n’avez qu’à continuer : tu préfères les cœurs ou les carreaux ? Jusqu’à, tu préfères le roi ou la dame de cœur ? La machine binaire procède ainsi, même quand l’interviewer est de bonne volonté.
(Gilles Deleuze & Claire Parnet, Dialogues, 1.2)
A simple example of a preattentive task is the detection of a red circle in a group of blue circles (Fig. 1). The target object has a visual property “red” that the blue distractor objects do not (all non-target objects are considered distractors).
(Christopher G. Healey, ‘Perception in visualization’)
She loved to read poetry and when she got a keepsake from Bertha Supple of that lovely confession album with the coralpink cover to write her thoughts in she laid it in the drawer of her toilettable which, though it did not err on the side of luxury, was scrupulously neat and clean. It was there she kept her girlish treasures trove, the tortoiseshell combs, her child of Mary badge, the whiterose scent, the eyebrowleine, her alabaster pouncetbox and the ribbons to change when her things came home from the wash and there were some beautiful thoughts written in it in violet ink that she bought in Hely’s of Dame Street for she felt that she too could write poetry if she could only express herself like that poem that appealed to her so deeply that she had copied out of the newspaper she found one evening round the potherbs.
In the darkness spirit hands were felt to flutter and when prayer by tantras had been directed to the proper quarter a faint but increasing luminosity of ruby light became gradually visible, the apparition of the etheric double being particularly lifelike owing to the discharge of jivic rays from the crown of the head and face. Communication was effected through the pituitary body and also by means of the orangefiery and scarlet rays emanating from the sacral region and solar plexus.