A new device called HandMorph can help adults get a taste of what it's like to interact with the world as a child, researchers say.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have uncovered the brain dynamics behind the experience of dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their bodies and reality.
Sept. 29, 2020 • ~7 min
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Robots that look human are more appealing to people, but only up to a point. That effect is called the uncanny valley. Researchers dig into what's going on.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~6 min
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"...this signal was sensitive enough to distinguish the 'good' from the 'better' or 'super-synchronizers,' as we sometimes call them."
Sept. 2, 2020 • ~5 min
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"We assume our perception is a perfect reflection of the physical world around us, but this study shows that each of us has a unique visual fingerprint."
July 15, 2020 • ~5 min
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Brains recognize a smell based on which cells fire, in what order – the same way you recognize a song based on its pattern of notes. How much can you change the 'tune' and still know the smell?
July 8, 2020 • ~8 min
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Some blind people seem to be able to see without being conscious of it.
July 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
July 2, 2020 • ~6 min
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