Self-esteem can greatly impact aspects of our lives, for better or worse. A positive self-esteem is critical to avoiding setbacks and building ourselves up. Gain insight into why this occurs and learn how to make a positive change.
Tongues can smell, sight can make us hear what isn’t there, and color can influence taste?! Read the article to learn more about how our five senses can be influenced by outside sources.
In 1894, Percival Lowell looked through his telescope and believed he saw canals on Mars. He thought they were proof of intelligent life on that planet. But were they really canals? Read about what Lowell actually saw and the effect of his theory on people’s imaginations.
The “power of the imagination” often seems an exaggerated term. However, according to a recent study in the field of neuroscience, the mind is capable of sending sensory signals that can seem quite real. Read on to find out more about this twist of perception.
Has someone ever asked if you had a trick up your sleeve? The answer can literally be yes if you learn any of the 15 tricks detailed in this article.
Enslaved people transformed the horrors of slavery into a myth of hope and freedom. Read more about the inspiration for the flying slave myth.
Watch this video to see how our brains interpret what our eyes see, and explore why this human trait may have been a necessary adaptation.
Watch the video to see how augmented reality can be used to help kids with cancer.
With the help of augmented reality and an app, important women in history can now appear on any dollar bill. Read the article to learn more.
In her experiment, psychologist Jessica Witt uses a visual trick to make golfers more successful. What else might we be able to improve by using these visual tricks?
The social and physical boundaries of Earth fade away in space. Watch this video to gain a different perspective on conflict.
You may think you are in control while grocery shopping, but watch the video to learn how supermarket design can impact the decisions you make.
Different sounds can impact your perception of different taste. See how “sonic seasoning” works by reading the article and trying it yourself.
Your brain can trick you into hearing things that aren’t there in a phenomenon called “aural illusions.” Watch the video to test your brain and ears.
Watch this video to see how Doug McKenzie combines street magic with familiar technological items like cellphones.
Is it possible to look directly at something—and not see it? Yes! Inattentional blindness can occur when you are focusing intently on something in particular and fail to notice other things in your frame of view. Check out this article to learn more.
Thanks to virtual reality, First Airlines passengers sightsee destinations around the world without ever leaving the ground.
Scroll through this article from the start through “Early Illusions” to better understand what illusions reveal about your brain. Then, watch the “New Illusions” video for an updated version of an early illusion.
Watch this video to learn about the ladder rungs our brains climb so they can gather information and make use of it to determine what’s going on around us.
What is a mental map? Well, it’s a process both humans and animals use daily to find their way around. But, a mental map is more than spatial awareness. This article touches on the bigger effect of mental maps and how they can be influenced.