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2010-10-27 13:51:03

People who are blind from birth are able to detect tactile information faster than people with normal vision.

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2010-03-11 13:49:38

The human brain processes predictable sensory input in a particularly efficient manner.

2010-01-07 13:49:52

The space within reach of our hands — where actions such as grasping and touching occur — is known as the “action space.”

2009-11-30 14:47:07

There is a tiny period of time between the registration of a visual stimulus by the unconscious mind and our conscious recognition of it — between the time we see an apple and the time we recognize it as an apple.

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2009-10-02 10:38:35

Research shows for the first time that the brain can latch on to color and assign it to a different object.

2009-08-27 14:16:32

Scottish scientists say they've found the human brain predicts the consequences of eye movement even before the eyes take in a new scene. The researchers, led by Amelia Hunt of the University of Aberdeen, asked subjects to shift their eyes to a clock with a fast-moving hand and report the time on the clock when their eyes landed on it.

2009-08-20 12:18:53

Your nostrils may seem to be a happy pair, working together to pick up scents. However, a study published online on August 20th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, reveals that there can actually be a kind of rivalry between the two.

2009-08-05 09:06:46

When you feel you are being touched, usually someone or something is physically touching you and you perceive that your "self" is located in the same place as your body.

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2009-07-21 14:35:00

Ducking a punch or a thrown spear calls for the power of the human brain to process 3-D motion, and to perceive an object (whether it's offensive or not) moving in three dimensions is critical to survival. It also leads to a lot of fun at 3-D movies.

2009-06-11 12:33:11

It's rare when real-world events perfectly mirror experiments that scientists are conducting.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.