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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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Your eyes can play tricks on you, and visual illusions take advantage of these glitches in our perception.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Proprioception is your sense of your body’s position in space, and without it you wouldn’t be able to walk or scratch your nose with your eyes closed.
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  • 5 min
How do the various wavelengths of visible light become what we know as color?
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Neuroscientists are studying how the brain determines what information is most important in everyday scenes.
  • National Science Foundation
Renowned neurologist and author Oliver Sacks passed away this weekend. In this video, he discusses Charles Bonnet syndrome and hallucinations.
  • TED
Social media has been on fire with a debate – not over ISIS, healthcare or global warming – but over the perceived color of a dress.
A shark’s ability to home in on the scent of blood is legendary, but many people are surprised to learn that sharks have a stealthy sixth sense to find prey and explore the world around them.
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Every day you taste many different things. Have you ever wondered how well you detect different tastes? Find out with this activity!
  • Scientific American
While it’s difficult to study déjà vu directly in a laboratory, scientists can test how the brain responds to familiar faces and places.
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A series of recent studies now offers preliminary evidence that depression may, indeed, alter aspects of perception.
  • The Dana Foundation