A new review of the scientific literature studying hypnosis, in the journal Nature Reviews Neuroscience, by Oakley and Halligan, discusses the potential for hypnosis to provide insights into brain mechanisms involved in attention, motor control, pain perception, beliefs and volition and also to produce informative analogues of clinical conditions.
Animals can be deceived, but do animals feel wonderment, awe, or sense that they have experienced the impossible?
Artist Ellen Levy teamed up with neuroscientist Michael E. Goldberg, Director of the Mahoney Center for Brain and Behavior at Columbia University in New York, to apply the concept of change blindness to an interactive art installation.
As adults, we don't often experience radical violations of our expectations, particularly those that concern core principles of object behavior.
Todd Sampson is an advertising exec in Australia. An average Joe, who, like the rest of us, wants to be super human . So he's enlisting scientists all over the world to hack his brain and make him, smarter, faster, and more creative.
Today is Annalee Newitz‘s birthday (well, it’s still today in the most relevant time zone – uh, hers not mine). Annalee has been writing about the intersection of science and technology and culture for many years.
Sleights of Mind has won the Prisma Prize, an annual science communication award to the best book of the year.
BrainFacts.org, from the Society for Neuroscience, has selected our video Neuroscience Meets Magic, to be featured as a recommended resource.
For those of you who are in Israel today or tomorrow, come join us at The Gonda Center for free presentations on illusions and visual perception.
That mesmerizing installation of light and illusion using 3D projection mapping and robots, Box, that I shared with you last week, left me a bit unsettled.
Tomorrow (Tue 16th Dec at 8 am PST) the journal PeerJ will host a live Ask Me Anything session with us, and our collaborator Hector Rieiro (a PhD candidate in the Macknik Lab).
Apollo Robbins (aka The Gentleman Thief) explains and demonstrates the art of misdirection