Image of an eye inside of a color wheel
How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Animals have evolved visual systems that are uniquely suited to their survival needs. See how human vision stacks up to the visual systems of other animals.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 3 min
Signals from the retina must make their way through the eye to the brain.
Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine.
  • TED
The primate retina passes information about rapid movement to the brain.
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Researchers have begun to reveal how creating visual art affects brain function.
  • The Dana Foundation
Scientists are rethinking the role of nerve endings once thought to be involved in providing spatial information to the brain.
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Facial recognition is a key social skill, but one in 50 people have trouble recognizing familiar faces.
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Cells responsible for vision may have a unique way of building connections.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Although sensory systems share basic features of organization, each is uniquely designed to respond to a particular aspect of the world.
  • The Dana Foundation
Through complex systems that begin with cells that respond to physical stimuli and send signals through a maze of brain circuits, we can know — both consciously and otherwise — what goes on around us and within our bodies.
  • The Dana Foundation
Imagine hearing a bird chirp and seeing the color yellow. This is what life may be like for someone with synesthesia. Explore the unique experiences of a synesthete and learn more about this rare condition.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
What is the Invisible Gorilla and what can it teach us about inattentional blindness? Watch this video and find out.
  • Beckman Institute

3D Brain

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