Harsh truth: you probably look more attractive in a group than on your own.
The cheerleader effect describes the phenomenon that you appear more attractive in a group than solo - and it works for men as well as women.
Activity in the left hand side of the brain, specifically in areas of emotion, could explain why most people lean to the right before lips smack.
Spontaneous mirror writing by both left- and right-handed children has long remained a mystery. Recent studies of brain processing and writing have led to an unexpected explanation.
The phenomenon of not being able to picture something in your ‘mind’s eye’ is known as aphantasia.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
When looking out of a train window, things close by seem to move past faster than things that are far away.
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Ada, 7, wants to know why things close to the train windows zoom by really fast, while things further away seem to go by much slower.
A new book explores consciousness, awareness and memory when under the knife.
Author Kate Cole-Adams delves into fascinating questions about consciousness and self.
I can’t see you, you can’t see me.
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Little kids cover their own eyes and feel hidden, even if they're still fully visible. New research suggests this doesn't mean children can't understand others' perspectives, as had been assumed.
It’s easy to tell the direction of the human gaze.
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Is someone looking at you or are you just imagining things? A neuroscientist explains.
As the years advance, time flies faster. Here's why.
Many not only feel dissatisfied with their bodies, they actually believe they are heavier than they really are.
Staring at one thing for a long time can cause you to see the next thing in the opposite fashion. This neural adaptation could be the underlying physiological basis of body-size misperception.
What makes your brain go all-in on what it thinks you’re seeing?
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How does your brain deal with the ambiguous and variable visual information your eyes collect? Neuroscientists think it bets on what's the most likely version of reality.
Nearly everyone can't tickle themselves and it's all to do with how our brains see and perceive movement.
Pretty much all of our perception is an illusion, whether we’re walking down the street or attempting to decode the latest card trick.
Isolated, crumbling, and full of twists and turns.
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The best haunted houses push buttons in our brains that evolved long before houses even existed.
The electronic band STS9 is known for having intoxicating light shows accompany their live performances.
Why do certain songs and colors make us feel a certain way?
Does this face look threatening to you?
We have evolved a tendency to find people with wider faces to be more threatening. But appearances can be deceving.
The difference between “real” time, measured by clocks, and our own sense of time can sometimes seem enormous.
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While few will dispute that a minute comprises 60 seconds, the perception of time can vary dramatically from person to person and from one situation to the next. Time can race, or it can drag.
What do you see? A photo illustration of the famous dress.
The debate over the color of "the dress," a social media phenomena, tells us a lot about how internet-wide opinions are formed and manipulated.
Worry feeds worry.
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Anxious people tend to perceive their world in a more threatening way. That is, the more anxious a person is, the more likely they are to notice threatening things around them. This is called the threat…
Are you feeling warm or cold by the colours?
In a typical kitchen or bathroom you often find the hot and cold water taps labelled red and blue. It’s common practice in industrial and interior design in many parts of the world to present information…