Though often left out of textbooks and lectures, history is filled with innumerable events and activities ranging from the improbable to the downright weird. From Catherine the Great’s alleged affair with one of her horses to the dung beetle charms worn by the ancient Egyptians, human behavior hasn’t always been what we have come to expect. And when individuals broke from normalcy, perhaps due to being afflicted with mental illnesses, they were often subjected to various “treatments” with the aim of alleviating their afflictions. In many cases however, these remedies were often weird enough to make bedding a horse seem like a perfectly natural thing to do. Continue reading
Here at WIP we’ve posted quite a few illusions that highlight how perception can be easily influenced by our past experiences, color, lighting, and other factors. This time we would like our readers to help us to conduct an interesting survey on how perception differs between individuals of different genders and age groups.
Question: What did you “see” when you first viewed the image above?
Please leave your answer in the comment section below, along with your gender and age range (less than 13 years old, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+ years old). Responses to the survey can also be made via Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. The results of the survey will be published in one month!
Occupational therapy is a holistic type of healthcare that focuses on maintaining, recovering, or improving patient skills to ensure they are able to perform meaningful activities throughout their life. More common practices include assisting children who have disabilities, helping recovering patients regain skills, and helping the elderly who are experiencing physical and mental changes.
Occupational therapy dates back to ancient times when treatments such as therapeutic baths were used as an alternate form of medicine. But it wasn’t until WWI that occupational therapy started to become standard practice in the medical field. Continue reading