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How the brain helps us see is a captivating subject in the world of neuroscience.
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Pop culture is full of superheroes with incredible powers, especially in the summer. But none of these are as amazing as the superpower within your brain.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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3D Brain

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