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Visual Perception

Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To New Theory

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.17.2016 | Science

We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience. Ju...

How Babies See The World Differently From Adults May Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.09.2016 | Science

The brains of 3-month-old babies may not be fully developed, but they do possess some striking perceptual abilities that adults don't even have. New ...

Peering Through Our Reading Window

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 12.15.2016 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

There is a lot that goes into what seems like the "simple" act of reading. Our eyes need to see the print clearly, converge comfortably toward the pag...

Scientists Discover Mona Lisa Isn't The Only Painted Lady Rocking The 'Mona Lisa Smile'

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts

The mystery of Mona Lisa's smile is probably one of the first things you learned about in art class. But it turns out Mona Lisa may not be the only pa...

Why Do I See Patterns When I Close My Eyes?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Even when we close our eyes, they are active. They are buzzing with the metabolism and regeneration of visual pigments. You can think of it as the TV not being shut off, but changed to a fuzzy picture.

Blue and Black or White and Gold? A Neuroscientist Tackles the Viral Dress Phenomenon

Quora | Posted 05.11.2016 | Science
Quora

This illusion is pretty fascinating. It might actually point the way to a new discovery. The color constancy effect has been known for a long time, and there are many illusions around that show (to the same viewer) how a colored surface can appear to be one hue or another depending on the circumstances.

The Still Image

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 03.04.2014 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

You uncover meaning and find satisfaction through your own ability to pay close, critical attention; through patiently exploring an image; and through discovering patterns, relationships, and associations.

The Ground Glass

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 10.15.2013 | Arts
Brian D. Cohen

The world resists control, and experience is fleeting and ephemeral. I think visual art must have started as a way to bring order to nature and to hold on to, share, and exchange information and experience.

Sex Objects in a World Turned Upside-Down

Sam Sommers | Posted 06.27.2012 | Home
Sam Sommers

Just how often do people objectify women? According to recent research, we're so used to treating women as sex objects that we can do it even when standing on our heads.