The brain region underlying motivation and pleasure are directly interconnected in a loop that we neurophysiologists refer to as a circuit.
Lucid dreams are perhaps the most bizarre perceptual experience one can have. You are asleep and dreaming, but suddenly you realize that it's all just a dream.
One of the very strange effects of reverse perspective is that the images seem to follow you as you pass by them. As if, while you are observing them, the pictures are watching you back...
I realized that I had somehow managed to forget a horrible account of my grandmother's deathbed. And I immediately wished that I could forget it for a second time.
iLuminate mixes dance, light, and computerized timing to create a unique amalgam of illusory perception. Imagine that all the neon in Times Square got together and performed Stomp.
Some scientists conclude that even though we age continuously, we ponder the passage of time more at some arbitrary points in our lives than others.
There's a new 8-week course available on visual perception taught by Dale Purves of Duke University. It's available for free and starts on January 7th, 2015.
"Too late" might be the two most tragic words in English, but what if you could rewind the clock? What if the past was not immutable? Would we regret past bad decisions more or less?
Groh launches her book with a BIG FAT LIE: she tells us that nine-tenths of our brain power is spent determining where things are. Then she immediately admits that she just made that up, but that she'd dedicate the rest of the book to explaining why she thinks its true...
Scientists conclude that cute things not only make us happier, but they also improve our performance in tasks that require behavioral carefulness
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