At the moment I love wearing different shades of browns together. It has a vintage-photography, antiquated feel to it. I matched this dark brown bowler hat from Oasap with a honey-coloured skirt and warm brown vintage satchel bag, and a beige lace shirt also from Oasap. Add my new Chelsea boots from Asos in the mix and I think this ended up being a pretty nice outfit. The only frustrating thing about today's outfit was that I took these photos in 35 degree heat - not so much fun - and when I finished, my memory card decided to die. So I had to retake all the photos and I think it's amazing I managed to not look totally grumpy in them all.wearing
blouse - c/o Oasap
hat - c/o Oasap
bag and belt - Vintage
skirt - Wholesale
shoes - Asos
So here's some neuroscience for those who are interested: today I want to share with you all what I find to be one of the most fascinating diseases affecting the brain.
Blindsight refers to the phenomenon in neuroscience where a person is either partially or totally cortically blind (ie can't see), but can still "see" movement. In effect, someone can throw a person with blindsight a ball, and while the person may not be able to see the person or the ball at all, or even know that the ball is being thrown to them, they are still able to reach up and snatch the ball out of the air. While appearing to be blind in a number of tests, people with blindsight will still blink if you clap your hands in front of their faces. One of the most amazing documented cases of blindsight involved this study.
The reason this occurs is due to damage to a specific part of the brain called the visual cortex (V1). When light enters your eye, it is converted into chemical signals which then travel into your brain, and after reaching a kind of optical control centre, these signals travel down different paths. One path, hypothesized to be the more recently evolved, "mammalian pathway" leads to what you see - which is what is damaged in people with blindsight. However, the visual signals from the eye are also thought to travel down a faster, but unconscious, "primitive pathway", allowing the signals to bypass the V1 visual cortex entirely. This is what leads to people with blindsight being able to see without being aware that they are seeing. (If you're interested in the specific anatomy, read more here).
And for anyone who was wondering, the old black and white anatomical drawings are available to buy as prints at the gorgeous etsy store Maps and Posters.