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How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
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What if the number 7 tasted like chocolate? What if Monday was purple? This is what life is like for someone with synesthesia. Learn more about this fascinating neurological trait with this video.
  • TED
  • 4 min
Why do we get motion sickness? Learn what this condition has to do with the brain and your senses in this video.
  • TED
Explore this site for an interactive experience that will teach you all about the intricate workings of your brain.
  • National Geographic
Studying these cells may help explain how some sightless individuals can still detect motion around them.
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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.
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  • 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.
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3D Brain

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