This recent Honda ad showcases some striking versions of classical visual illusions
Stress is transient Type II diabetes, even when you’re otherwise healthy.
A team of scientists at the Universities of Rochester and Vanderbilt has found that study participants can see, and follow with their eyes, a ghostly image of their hand, when they wave it in front of their completely occluded eyes...
An intriguing new paper in PLoS ONE by Haselhuhn and colleagues suggests that men with wide faces make you selfish.
We’re sitting in the front row of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, listening to the musicians warm up for the dress rehearsal of tonight’s benefit concert starring John Williams, his movie music, and guest starring Steven Spielberg...
Hubel had an irreverent attitude towards science “with a capital S”.
Apollo Robbins (aka The Gentleman Thief) explains and demonstrates the art of misdirection
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.
Twelve years ago today, Photojournalist Mark D. Phillips captured the World Trade Center, engulfed in smoke and flames, seconds after the second plane attack.
Some people believe that will power is a bodily function that requires glucose to power it. Carol Dweck's new paper shows that its not so.
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