How our brains cope with the constancy of change

Change is the only constant, according to Heraclitus. It may also be the most important variable for how our minds understand the world, say a group of UConn cognitive scientists.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Art, science and the paradoxes of perception

Perception is utterly baffling. We can precisely describe the biological structure of eyes and brains. We can measure the electrochemical impulses and electrical fields generated by neurons. But reason fails us when we attempt ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study sheds light on brain's perception of falling objects

If you thought that judging the position of a falling object is easier when you're lying on your side, think again. New research, led by the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Biological Cybernetics in Germany and presented in ...