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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Studying the structure of neurons in the eye may help scientists prevent blindness due to glaucoma.
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Research could lead to new rehabilitative therapies when the visual cortex is damaged.
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Social media has been on fire with a debate – not over ISIS, healthcare or global warming – but over the perceived color of a dress.
Your smartphone addiction isn't helping you sleep. In fact, an obscure chemical reaction may be keeping you awake.
  • American Chemical Society
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How do your eyes and brain allow you to see? Find out in this watercolor journey through the visual system.
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How accurately do your eyes see the world?
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Why can’t our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli.
  • TED
When the retina needs a boost, its cells signal to local blood vessels to open up, allowing them easy access to oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood.
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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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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
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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

3D Brain

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