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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Are you feeling warm or cold by the colours?
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Familiar everyday odours such as coffee and red wine are produced by a blend of different substances. Given that we know aroma is nothing but a mix of volatile chemicals, can we understand them enough…