Lucidity Principles in Brief
Science, Music, and Mathematics: The Deepest Connections (new e-book about to be published)
The Eocene Syndrome
Lucidity, science, and the arts: what we can learn from the way perception works (Kobe Lecture, 2000)
Audit, Education and Goodhart's Law
The Master and his Emissary (a wonderful new insight into how perception evolved)
Prelude to e-book, old draft. (It makes heavy weather of some things but I'm keeping it for the time being, in case anyone feels interested.)
The original published papers on Lucidity and Science are available from the following links with a few minor corrections:
McIntyre, M. E., 1997: Lucidity and science: I. Writing skills and the pattern perception hypothesis. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews , 22, 199-216 (Please note an uncorrected mistake in endnote 58 about musical harmony: instead of `circle-of-fifths proximity' I should have written `harmonic-series proximity'. For clarification, see `harmonic-series proximity' near the bottom of my music page.)
McIntyre, M. E., 1997: Lucidity and science: II. From acausality illusions and free will to final theories, mathematics, and music. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews , 22, 285-303
McIntyre, M. E., 1998: Lucidity and science: III. Hypercredulity, quantum mechanics, and scientific truth. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews , 23, 29-70
Here are links to some supplementary material:
The animation at top right, courtesy of Dr Björn Hassler, demonstrates one of the `acausality illusions' discussed in Part II, p.289. If the animation runs at the correct nominal timings, with one complete cycle taking just under one second, and if you have normal vision, then you will probably see, or sense, what vision researchers call `apparent motion'. The demonstration works best if you fix attention on the spot midway between the two flashing discs. It may help to look fixedly at a pointer or marker, or the tip of your finger, placed midway between. If you sense such an apparent motion, then you will probably sense the left-to-right motion as beginning distinctly before the perceived time of the bright flash. Phenomena like these -- and there are even clearer examples in music -- underline the distinction, sometimes forgotten, between perceived time (a property of the brain's internal models) and physical time (a property of the outside world, such that cause precedes effect).
Here's the way to my draft-revision toolkit (2K), and to lucidity principles in brief (6.5K).