Animals can be deceived, but do animals feel wonderment, awe, or sense that they have experienced the impossible?
Music videos by the alternative rock band OK Go are nothing if not creative. Their previous video "Here It Goes Again" featuring treadmill dancing was mesmerizing, and their newest video, "The Writing's on the Wall", is even more compelling, especially for those of us interested in matters of perception...
Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali was a reader of Scientific American, and created one of his most iconic pieces based on a Scientific American article on face perception.
Recent research published in Current Biology indicates that human parents are subject to a previously unknown "baby illusion" that makes them misperceive their youngest child as smaller than he or she is, regardless of age...
Expanding and contracting circles, mutating colors, and false image matches dominated the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest, held on May 18th in the TradeWinds Island Grand in St.
Attend the ASU Origins Project Great Debate event, Transcending Our Origins--Violence, Humanity, and the Future, either live or by webcast on April 5th.
Despite tremendous differences in human versus shrimp eye structure and brain circuitry, the striking similarity between the color sensitivities of primate brain color-selective neurons and shrimp photoreceptors provides evidence of a common computational strategy across extremely divergent species...
I loved the book, and couldn't--wouldn't--didn't--set it down. With Influx, Daniel Suarez becomes the master, and Michael Crichton should be honored by the comparison.
Gianni Sarcone's illusions are beautiful and evocative of our most cherished emotion.
Scientists have studied a visual illusion first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.
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