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2011-07-13 19:22:00

PHOENIX, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 3D release of the final Harry Potter film this week, leading visual neuroscientists at Barrow Neurological Institute say 3D illusions not only provide great entertainment, but might also tell us a lot about how our brains function. Top researchers Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD, and Stephen Macknik, PhD, have spent years examining the correlation between vision and the brain.

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.

2011-05-26 13:24:56

Imagine shrinking to the size of a doll in your sleep.

2011-03-09 14:48:17

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of.

2011-02-18 10:42:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Salk Institute for Biological Studies today announced a generous gift from Mr. Conrad Prebys, a Salk Trustee, to establish the Conrad T. Prebys Endowed Chair in Vision Research for Dr. Tom Albright.

2011-02-03 14:52:05

The human brain works incredibly fast.

2011-01-20 21:55:36

Humans use their senses to help keep track of short intervals of time according to new research, which suggests that our perception of time is not maintained by an internal body clock alone.

2011-01-05 14:15:36

How to look younger without plastic surgery?

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2010-11-16 13:25:50

A brain area known to play a critical role in vision is divided into compartments that respond separately to different colors and orientations.

2010-10-29 09:41:43

The brain can process sensory information in a fraction of a second, but in special cases it can be processed quicker.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.