Look at the top illusions of the past year.
Watch this video to learn how an ancient civilization still influences how we view something as fundamental as time.
In this short column, a doctor dispels myths about hypnosis to finally answer that age old question: Is hypnosis real?
Proprioception is the way the human body remains aware of itself, even in darkness. Learn more about this mysterious and fascinating function of the brain in this article.
A theoretical physicist challenges the widely-accepted linear representation of time.
Can computers allow people to telepathically communicate? Read this short article and view the accompanying video to learn more about research into computer-assisted human telepathic communication.
Is the crime rate decreasing, or skyrocketing off the charts? In which cities is crime the worst? Click this link to learn about trends in Americans’ perceptions and misperceptions related to crime.
How did a structure as complex as the human eye come to be?
How does frequent video conferencing affect the way we see ourselves?
Read this article to learn about some of the ways our senses can distort our perception.
Are our minds playing tricks on us all the time? Click this link to watch an animated video that explains what perception and hallucination have in common.
Researchers have found that people wearing heavy backpacks perceive the hills they are climbing as steeper than people who aren’t wearing backpacks do. Read this article to find out more about how our perceptions can become distorted.
Check out this link to try out some cool interactive perception tests that demonstrate how our sense of time can be distorted.
Learn about research into how and why people from different linguistic backgrounds might remember the same event in different ways.
How do we know what is real? This article includes some striking visual illusions and explains how they serve as a good reminder that our perception of reality is not always accurate.
Emily Dickinson confined herself to her home for much of her lifetime. She also experienced a series of deaths of people who were important to her. The author of this piece suggests that Dickinson’s ways of dealing with solitude and grief make her particularly relevant in the era of coronavirus.
This article presents the findings of recent research that suggests the news can make us see the world in a negative light, which has a harmful impact on our mental and physical health.
The pandemic has forced us to view our everyday lives in a new light, including our access to an internet connection. With virtual learning becoming a necessity rather than a luxury, should internet access be a basic human right?
There’s an old saying that people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. A new book bolsters the idea that it’s not what you see but how you see it that matters most when it comes to happiness.
How does a flock of geese or a desert ant find its way without getting lost? Learn about the many strategies and adaptations animals use to help them navigate.