News tagged with illusions

Neuronal feedback could change what we 'see'

Ever see something that isn't really there? Could your mind be playing tricks on you? The "tricks" might be your brain reacting to feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, according to a study published ...

Mar 30, 2016
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The invisible world of human perception

Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a built-in ability to stop paying attention to objects that are right in front of ...

Mar 21, 2016
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'Being Sigmund Freud'

The illusion of being in another body affects not only our perception (as is already known) but also our way of thinking. Thanks to virtual reality, some subjects embodied Sigmund Freud and proved better at giving themselves ...

Sep 17, 2015
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When it comes to touch, to give is to receive

Have you ever touched someone else and wondered why his or her skin felt so incredibly soft? Well, now researchers reporting in the journal Current Biology on September 10 present evidence that this experience may often be ...

Sep 10, 2015
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