There are two splits in public opinion about the current Israel-Palestine violence, though everyone has the same set of facts. A cognitive psychologist explains how this can happen.
Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.
Perception is multisensory.
Some blind people seem to be able to see without being conscious of it.
A team of researchers developed an app to study whether the pandemic would cause our internal clocks to go haywire.
It takes time for information from our eyes to reach our brains and become part of our conscious experience. So our brains use predictions to make up the delay.
Your brain balances messages coming from lots of different places to help you see, imagine, remember and dream.
When we look at art we may not all see the same thing. It all depends on what happens in our brains.
People have always been intrigued by illusions, but only in the last century have they been able to teach us about the workings of the brain.
We rely on depth to perceive objects, but not all of us see depth in the same way.
How is pain measured? A person’s pain is what they say it is.
Banning a handful of breeds has not helped to improve public safety.
Cases of measles are on the rise as a cohort of unvaccinated children grows up.
We all think men are at it way more than they are. But estimates of how much nooky young women are getting are basically ludicrous.
You might think you’ve made your day more efficient – but it can actually affect what you accomplish during your unstructured time.
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
Designers take note: your products may be less useful for people as they get older.
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.