Latest Philosophy of perception Stories
People who are blind from birth are able to detect tactile information faster than people with normal vision.
The human brain processes predictable sensory input in a particularly efficient manner.
The space within reach of our hands â€” where actions such as grasping and touching occur â€” is known as the â€œaction space.â€
There is a tiny period of time between the registration of a visual stimulus by the unconscious mind and our conscious recognition of it â€” between the time we see an apple and the time we recognize it as an apple.
Research shows for the first time that the brain can latch on to color and assign it to a different object.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's rare when real-world events perfectly mirror experiments that scientists are conducting.
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