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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How could the color of a dress be open to interpretation? Learn more about the neuroscience behind the internet phenomenon in the third-place video from the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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Learn about the neuroscience behind synesthesia in this video which won first place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
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  • 5 min
The researcher discusses his futuristic vision for optical imaging.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 32 min
Scientists have learned a lot about our sense of sight by studying the eyes of other animals.
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Michael Buice from the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, explains how our brains construct the visual world that surrounds us.
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Cheri Wiggs explains what our eyes do while we sleep and why we can't see colors well in the dark.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 2 min
The National Eye Institute’s Audacious Goals Initiative is taking the next step to restoring vision through regeneration of the optic nerve and retina.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 6 min
Your eyes can play tricks on you, and visual illusions take advantage of these glitches in our perception.
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How do the various wavelengths of visible light become what we know as color?
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Immune cells help shape and maintain connections between brain cells.
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Learn how the different parts of your eyes work together so you can see and make sense of the world around you.
  • National Eye Institute
New discoveries regarding connections in the retina may provide clues in the search for a treatment for eye disease.
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3D Brain

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