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2008-03-10 14:20:00

Research published in the March issue of Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, is suggesting that we process images in two very distinct ways.

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2006-05-03 07:20:00

BabyBot, a robot modelled on the torso of a two year-old child, is helping researchers take the first, tottering steps towards understanding human perception.

2005-10-25 20:23:46

First-ever images of living human retinas have yielded a surprise about how we perceive our world. Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that the number of color-sensitive cones in the human retina differs dramatically among people—by up to 40 times—yet people appear to perceive colors the same way. The findings, on the cover of this week's journal Neuroscience, strongly suggest that our perception of color is controlled much more by our brains than by our eyes.

2005-09-20 16:00:00

A team of scientists has solved a key mystery of visual perception. Why do pictures look the same when viewed from different angles?

2005-07-25 15:05:00

The brain is bombarded by information about the physical proportions of our bodies. The most familiar sensations, such as a puff of wind or the brush of our own shirt sleeve, serve to constantly remind the brain of the body's outer bounds, creating a sense of what is known as proprioception. In a new study, researchers report this week that the brain's ability to interpret external signals and update its sense of bodily self is more dynamic than had been previously thought and that such...

2005-06-14 18:00:38

International Speech Communication Association (ISCA) workshop on plasticity in speech perception held by UCL at Beverage Hall, Senate House, June 15th - 17th.


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