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See how easily your perception of stick length can shift with just a few modifications.
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Violet light passes through the skull straight to light-sensing, temperature-controlling neurons deep in the brain.
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When light hits our eyes, it does more than help us see.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of November 23, 2020.
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Playing a musical instrument is the brain equivalent of a full-body workout.
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Assigning human traits to non-humans gave our ancestors an evolutionary edge.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian just won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the receptors that sense touch and temperature. We spoke with them about their work in 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 5, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of August 24, 2020.
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Amacrine cells fine tune electrical signaling in the retina.
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Light-sensing cells convert tiny packets of light into your view of the world.
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Donning a pair of 3-D glasses at the movies can us immerse in the action. But the technology that makes 3-D movies work has always existed inside our brains.
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