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To predict the future, the brain has two clocks

November 20, 2018

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when…
Humans are Incapable of Multitasking, yet Thinking Otherwise can Actually Boost Performance

November 15, 2018

A good deal of past studies have dispelled the myth of multitasking in humans by demonstrating that our…
Researchers explain how LSD changes perception

October 29, 2018

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD have a profound impact on human consciousness, particularly perception. Researchers at Yale and…
Time shifts in our brain

September 27, 2018

Researchers at the University of Tokyo and their collaborators have determined the brain activity corresponding to our perception…
Our Prior Expectations Drive Automatic, Routine Misperception of other People‘s Actions

August 8, 2018

Published today (8 August 2018) in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a new study demonstrates…
Body image is formed by the expectations of our brain

June 28, 2018

Human mind is actually quite funny. It is so complex and so efficient, yet so easy to trick.…
The ‘Loudness’ of Thought Dampens Perception of External Sounds, New Study Finds

February 27, 2018

Ever since the advent of cognitive and neuro-science, the line between ‘mere’ thought and actual perception of the…
The Experience of Pain Dilates Perception of Time, Study Finds

November 20, 2017

It’s probably safe to say that everyone, at some point in their lives, had the experience of time…
Reliance on ‘gut feelings’ linked to belief in fake news, study finds

September 19, 2017

People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased…
People prove adept at predicting emotional transitions

June 30, 2017

For most people, reading the emotions of those around you is second nature: Your spouse is grumpy. Your…
Dressmakers found to have needle-sharp 3D vision

June 14, 2017

Haute couture can be credited for enhancing more than catwalks and red carpets. New research from UC Berkeley…
An eye for fashion: Researcher finds optical illusion garments can improve body image

December 9, 2016

A dress with optical illusion patterns such as stripes or color blocking can alter how women see their…
It takes less than a second to tell humans from androids

November 29, 2016

It can be hard to tell the difference between humans and androids in such sci-fi TV shows as…
UA Researcher Explores Male Perceptions About HPV

November 29, 2016

Maggie Pitts took great interest in the human papillomavirus vaccine after Virginia became the first state in the…
Study provides insight into children’s race and gender identities

November 16, 2016

Children’s knowledge and use of race and gender labels have been well-explored by researchers, but how kids think…
Time flies by slower then there is an uncertainty about the future

October 11, 2016

We perceive time in mysterious ways. We do not have extremely accurate time measuring mechanisms in our body,…
Can the perception of a child’s weight cause weight gain?

April 21, 2016

Researchers from the University of Liverpool and Florida State University College of Medicine have conducted a study on…
How the Index Finger Can Be Fooled

April 11, 2016

Fingers are a human’s most important tactile sensors, but they do not always sense accurately and can even…
Warping perception of time – newly discovered consequence of aging

January 1, 2016

Aging makes a lot of changes in our minds and bodies. Because of many problems related to it,…
The brain perceives motion the same way through both vision and touch

October 12, 2015

The brain uses similar computations to calculate the direction and speed of objects in motion whether they are…
Research reveals new clues about how humans become tool users

October 8, 2015

New research from the University of Georgia department of psychology gives researchers a unique glimpse at how humans…
In exploring a fly’s choice of a mate, researchers track the neural circuits that bridge sensory perception and behavioral action

August 14, 2015

If you’ve ever found a banana overtaken by a swarm of tiny flies, you were in fact witnessing…
No fear of falling

July 11, 2015

Wide eyes, clammy palms, racing heart–fear. It’s a common physiological reaction to heights in children and adults. Infants…
Seeing Is Believing

July 2, 2015

If your eyes deceive you, blame your brain. Many optical illusions work because what we see clashes with…
Scientists discover mechanism of how brain keeps track of the seasons

July 1, 2015

Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have conducted the study to find out how animals…
Beyond looking both ways

June 29, 2015

A 10-year-old boy pedals his bicycle slowly to a busy intersection. In front of him, cars and SUVs…
Manning up: Men may overcompensate when their masculinity is threatened

June 24, 2015

From the old Charles Atlas ads showing a scrawny male having sand kicked in his face to sitcom…
Brain balances perception and action when caught in an illusion

April 29, 2015

Two wrongs can make a right, at least in the world of visual perception and motor functioning, according…
Discovery could impact the study of chronic pain conditions

April 25, 2015

Researchers at the IRCM led by Artur Kania, Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Université de…
Body perception distortions “common to everyone”

March 18, 2015

Everyone suffers from massive distortions in the relative perception of their own body according to research led by…
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