You are correct that our interpretation of “facts” becomes the “information” upon which we make our decisions.
But it is not “lemon squares” versus “apple pie” that is influencing most people’s decision as to what would otherwise be the “tribal” preference between Trump and Clinton.
The overwhelming percentage of Trump supporters have dyslexia.
I have been studying the physiological mechanics of visual perception for the past 10 years.
The result is that I have discovered a much more precise and consistent method of measuring visual acuity (visual clarity). The method uses a strobic stimulus of the eye's’ photoreceptors using detection of a rotating segmented image rather than having a person fixate on static letters.
The concept is called a Dyop, short for dynamic optotype.
However, there are two additional discoveries beyond the added precision, consistency, accuracy and efficiency of using a Dyop as a visual target rather than the 1862 culturally biased use of European letters.
The first added discovery is that the use of static letters induces a fixation and visual stress in attempting to see the letter as clearly as possible. That fixation frequently induces an accommodative overminus in a refraction. Squinting to see the letters as clearly as possible allows you to walk out of the doctor's office and see the letters on a license plate across the street, but when you go home and look at your computer, the words are less easy to comprehend because of that extra spherical power in your lenses. That visual stress is called “computer vision syndrome” but it isn’t caused by your computer. Rather it is caused by your optometrist inadvertently using an 1862 testing concept which has become obsolete due to to 21st century visual methods.
You can test as to your having visual overminus by simply moving your glasses forward about an inch from your face as you are reading these words. The words should become smaller as you move your lenses forward. However, if the words become smaller AND easier to read, then it indicates that YOUR eyeglass refraction is overminused (too much spherical power.)
The overminus reduces your cognition increases your visual and cognitive stress as to comprehending what you are seeing. The “information” your mind is getting is the same, but your response is less rational and analytical.
The Dyop test is freely available on the internet in case you want to “walk” (don’t run — you might trip) back to your eye doctor to get a more appropriate refraction for your glasses.
The test is at http://www.dyop.info/documents/DyopAcuity.html
or remove the spaces in the URL http://www.dyop.info / documents / DyopAcuity.html
The second discovery is even more stunning in that even if people think they are NOT colorblind, there is a genetic disparity in how we see color. The genetic disparity also correlates to a cultural disparity.
When we see in color, the red and green and blue photoreceptors in the back of our eyes respond to those colors as if they were the pixels in a color electronic video camera. They transmit that pixelized color response to the brain where the pixels are converted into the images of lines and shapes.
But the colors of red and green and blue are not focused by the biological lens at the same focal depth. The disparity of the focal depth of the colors (primarily red and green) are compared by the eye and brain to regulate the shape and overall focus of the images on the retina.
But not everyone has the same ratio of red/green photoreceptors. Individuals with a higher percentage of red (75% red and 20% green) have a more stable distance vision and more visual stress and instability with close images. The close visual stress and instability is a major cause of chromatic dyslexia or Red-Focused Vision. Individuals with a more balanced ratio of red/green photoreceptors (50% red and 45% green) don’t have as good distance vision but have a more stable close vision or Green-Focused Vision.
The 10 second test for color perception lets you know what group you are in.
The test is at http://www.dyop.info/documents/ColorScreening.html
or remove the spaces in the URL http://www.dyop.info /documents /ColorScreening.html
To use the color/screening test, move away from the rotating Green and Blue images or use the Down Arrow to make the identical diameter images smaller. When you detect ONLY ONE of the images rotating, if the rotating image is the Blue-on-Black you have chromatic dyslexia.
About 20% of Caucasians have chromatic dyslexia. About 80% of the Asian gene pool has chromatic dyslexia. About 90% of Native Americans have chromatic dyslexia and dyslexia is so rampant that the term is viewed by Native Americans as a racial epithet. About 80% of Hispanic Americans have chromatic dyslexia. Both Native Americans and Hispanic Americans are descendents of the Mongolians who crossed the Bering Strait 13,000 years ago to become the early population of the Americas. About 60% of African Americans have chromatic dyslexia.
What is stunning is to discover that almost all of the Donald Trump supporters have chromatic dyslexia.
The preliminary report is at
The initial sampling is only a very small data set. We are in the process of expanding that sample to hundreds, if not thousands of voters.
The correlation is scary, EXCEPT that one of the side effects of the dyslexia is an overcompensation for the close visual instability. Those individuals literally walk with their heads bobbing from side to side to compensate for the visual instability. They also have a preference for an authoritarian mentality due to the visual instability.
That authoritarian mentality correlates to the discovery that Trump supporters have a preference for an authoritarian mentality by Dr. Matthew MacWilliams.
If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They're white? They're poor? They're…www.politico.com
And it IS scary.
And is explains why some people prefer Trump over Clinton, not as a rational choice, but as a result of their disparate visual perception and misinterpretation of “facts” and “information.”
By the way, a close examination of the “lies of Hillary” is that they are exaggerations and misinterpretations of “facts” and “information” being presented by Trump supporters.