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2013-09-23 10:19:27

Is this my finger? People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own, shows a study published today [23 September] in The Journal of Physiology. The results reveal that the brain does not require multiple signals to build a picture body ownership, as this is the first time the illusion has been created using sensory inputs from the muscle alone. The discovery provides new insight into clinical conditions where body representation in the brain is disrupted due...

Phantom Limb Sensations Replicated In Non-Amputees
2013-04-12 07:57:14

[ Watch the Video: Scientists Create Phantom Sensations in Non-Amputees ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While many people who have had an arm or a leg amputated have described experiencing the sensation of having a “phantom limb,” a team of neuroscientists from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has managed to duplicate the phenomenon with people who have not had a limb amputated. Writing in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, lead author Arvid...

2012-09-06 23:00:16

Illusion Optical Displays announced the winner of their $10,000 Facebook contest with Barbara Wright Design. The contest allowed opticals throughout the country to submit a one to two minute video detailing why they should win a new optical with $5,000 in products from Illusion Optical Displays and $5,000 in design services from Barbara Wright Design. After open voting and judging, Blink Eyecare and Eyewear from Charlotte, North Carolina was announced as the winner. (PRWEB) September 05, 2012...

2012-05-01 13:52:05

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, and Susana Martinez-Conde share the recent cover of the Journal of Neuroscience in a compelling study into why illusions trick our brains. Barrow is part of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The study, led by Martinez-Conde's laboratory, explores the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking visual illusion, known as the "Rotating Snakes." Kitaoka is a Japanese psychology...

2012-04-01 23:01:03

Art and Healing Mind/Body Techniques combine experiential learning, theory, and hands on practices for heightened self-esteem, self worth and self care stress management. Winchester, MA (PRWEB) March 31, 2012 Wake Up Your Magic (WUYM) is an innovative company that uses art and healing techniques. Through a series of three books and workshops, encourage personal transformation through creative focus. These techniques help facilitate experiential learning, theory, and hands on practices for...

2011-07-07 11:57:00

LAS VEGAS, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Direct from Europe, world-renowned Master Illusionist Jan Rouven brings a new hair-raising, death-defying show to Las Vegas with ILLUSIONS at the FAME Theater inside Clarion Hotel & Casino on July 1. Not for the faint of heart, ILLUSIONS will astound audiences Thursdays - Tuesdays (dark Wednesdays) at 7 p.m. with his original nail-biting inducing illusions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110707/LA31444) "A show in Las Vegas is...

2011-06-16 21:16:16

By taking advantage of a "body swap" illusion, researchers have captured the brain regions involved in one of the most fundamental aspects of self-awareness: how we recognize our bodies as our own, distinct from others and from the outside world. That self-perception is traced to specialized multisensory neurons in various parts of the brain that integrate different sensory inputs across all body parts into a unified view of the body. The findings, reported online on June 16 in Current...

2011-05-26 13:24:56

Imagine shrinking to the size of a doll in your sleep. When you wake up, will you perceive yourself as tiny or the world as being populated by giants? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden may have found the answer. According to the textbooks, our perception of size and distance is a product of how the brain interprets different visual cues, such as the size of an object on the retina and its movement across the visual field. Some researchers have claimed that our bodies also...


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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.