Orchids give nothing in return to pollinators, so how come they get visited by bees anyway? The answer is trickery and deceit.
When we visit city streets, shops or malls during the holiday season, is it spending money that we like? Or is it about experiencing our surroundings?
Stimuli such as light and shadow and our perception of the passage of time matter to architects interested in the branch of philosophy known as phenomenology.
The words indicating colours that are available in our mother tongue influence the way we perceive and differentiate colours. Does this mean that language determines our thinking?
Injecting reflective particles into the atmosphere won’t immediately cool the entire planet. A new study shows how parts of the US, China and Europe might still see temperatures rising a decade later.
Female statistics students had higher final exam grades than their male peers, even though they had less confidence in their statistics abilities at the start of the semester.
To achieve perceptual expertise, you may need more than smarts and hard work. Research suggests there’s a general ability that may help you succeed in jobs that depend on perceptual decisions.
If you ever feel like you can’t stop eating sugar, you are responding precisely as programmed by natural selection. What was once an evolutionary advantage has a different effect today.
Cues from people and events around us plus memories of past holidays shape our sense of time over summer. No wonder one day blends into the next.
For the first 12 months of the pandemic, a team of researchers tracked the relationship between emotions, time perception and health-related behaviors like wearing a mask.
The joint award recognizes the long road to deciphering the biology behind the brain’s ability to sense its surroundings – work that paves the way for a number of medical and biological breakthroughs.
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.