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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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.
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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.
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What is the Invisible Gorilla and what can it teach us about inattentional blindness? Watch this video and find out.
  • Beckman Institute
Mark Changizi explains how the brain reckons with optical illusions in this TED talk.
  • TED
Why do some things stand out from the background? Explore how things get noticed by studying how our brains help us perform a visual search.
  • Scientific American
You won't believe your eyes in this spooktacular illusion.
  • Scientific American
What can magic tricks tell us about the brain?
  • Scientific American
How do we see every imaginable color with just three types of color receptors in our eye?
  • TED

3D Brain

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