Galileo saw celestial spheres spinning in space, but was dismayed by effects we now know arose in his brain: The same Jovian moon could appear small or big depending on whether it was dark or bright against its background...
The misperception tricks that children play on one another
Last week you chose the winners of the 12th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Many of you have wondered how the illusions work, and what they tell us about our brains. I discuss each of the TOP 10 illusions here, and explain what we know...
Congratulations to the winners of the 12th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society. Thousands of online voters around the world chose the best illusions of the year...
Worldwide voting will take place on the Best Illusion of the Year Contest Web site, from 4 P.M., June 29 to 4 P.M. Eastern time, June 30
A critical new discovery redefines the primary organizing principle of the visual cortex, and explains much of the illusory perception when we see light and dark stimuli
Long face no longer: A new study confirms that smiling makes you look younger
A YouTube video of a baboon watching a magic trick goes viral… but was it really magical for the monkey?...
First impressions are not final: a new study suggests that people appear more attractive when you pay attention to their faces.
The top 3 winners will receive: $3,000 USD for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.
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