Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New method makes the experience of sleeplessness more visible

Some people with chronic insomnia think that they do not sleep during certain periods, whereas sleep measurements show that they do. Up till now, scientists have not been able to pinpoint the exact causes of so-called 'sleep ...

Neuroscience

Slips of the ear: When knowledge deceives perception

Misperception of speech results from a weak representation of the difference between what we expect to hear and what is actually said, according to a human neuroimaging study published in JNeurosci. The research provides ...

Neuroscience

How experience may lead to misperception

Distance, volume, brightness or duration—when judging magnitudes, we make systematic errors. A new model of Munich researchers combines two competing classical theories of magnitude estimates and attributes prior experience ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Misfit or Miss Goody Two Shoes? Adolescent misperceptions abound

It's true: teens are misunderstood. But apparently, teens themselves have dramatic misperceptions about what their peers are doing when it comes to sex, drugs and studying, possibly prompting them to conform to social norms ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Psychology researchers extend knowledge of visual misperception

Using abstract images instead of real photographs, University of Georgia researchers are one step closer to understanding visual misperceptions and discovering just why people experience a phenomenon known as boundary extension.

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