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Understanding How You See In The Dark
2013-10-31 09:00:19

Most people can see their body's movement in the absence of light

2013-09-03 10:26:41

In the perceptual condition known as synesthesia, unrelated sensory experiences such as color are triggered by ordinal stimuli such as numbers, letters and months of the year.

2011-11-23 11:30:39

In the 19th century, Francis Galton noted that certain people who were otherwise normal "saw" every number or letter tinged with a particular color, even though it was written in black ink.

2011-11-18 03:03:09

Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta.

2011-03-09 14:13:25

The Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman once wrote in his autobiographical book (What do you care what other people think?): "When I see equations, I see letters in colors - I don't know why […] And I wonder what the hell it must look like to the students."

2010-11-16 22:14:57

New research indicates that the integration of senses and functions in the brain is common.

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2010-11-12 08:03:42

They show that one of those genes in particular has a long evolutionary history, as evidenced by the fact that it plays a role in pain sensing in flies, mice and humans.

2009-12-17 14:37:58

For as many as 1 in 20 people, everyday experiences can elicit extra-ordinary associated sensations.


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'.