Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Why Watching Avatar Can Feel Like Eating Bad Mushrooms
MSNBC's Brian Alexander recently interviewed two Saint Peter's College psychology professors, Frederick Bonato, Ph.D., and Andrea Bubka, Ph.D., about why some people get sick while watching the film, "Avatar." The article is featured on MSNBC's "The Body Odd" blog, where writers explore all things strange and unusual about the human body. Dr. Bonato and Dr. Bubka discuss how the sensory conflict of the award-winning 3-D movie can make the human body think it is being poisoned. Whether you loved "Avatar" or found it lacking, this brief article is a fascinating take on the increasingly popular cinematic 3-D technology.