Image of an eye inside of a color wheel
How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
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Advances in imaging technology allow scientists to look at the wiring that helps us understand our surroundings.
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Neuroscientists are investigating how light triggers and exacerbates migraines.
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In the human retina, low-light-sensitive rods outnumber color-sensing cones by about twenty to one.
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It isn’t just your ears that allow you to hear, or just your eyes that allow you to see — it’s your brain.
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Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Check out these optical illusions and learn why your brain gets tricked!
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Hearing words that evoke visions of color or seeing letters that have gender are just a few examples of experiencing synesthesia. Jessica Johnson investigates this tangling of the senses.
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Is seeing believing? Look at these cards and see if you can tell which is bigger.
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The optical nerve carries light information to the visual processing center of the brain.
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People with akinetopsia, or “motion blindness,” instead see the world as a series of freeze-frame images.
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Our senses do more than tell us when something smells sweet, or feels soft — they help us interpret our environment. This presentation will help you teach students how the brain processes our senses.
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Even great visions require support.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.