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Stories by Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Reflections on the Mind

Experiments with a simple mirror setup can reveal much about the workings of the brain

July 1, 2011 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

The Ghost Hand Illusion

Spooky fun with afterimages

March 14, 2011 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Hey, Is That Me over There?

And other real-life tales from the bizarre realm of out-of-body experience

May 1, 2010 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Aristotle's Error

Using aftereffects to probe visual function reveals how the eye and brain handle colors and contours

March 15, 2010 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Seeing in Stereo: Illusions of Depth

Binocular vision gives us depth perception—and enables us to play some tricks

July 1, 2009 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Sliding Stripes

A few simple experiments untangle the mysteries behind the Barber Pole Illusion

June 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilaynur S. Ramachandran

A Moving Experience

How the eyes can see movement where it does not exist

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

It's All Done with Mirrors

Reflections on the familiar and yet deeply enigmatic nature of the looking glass

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Paradoxical Perceptions

How does the brain sort out contradictory images?

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Seeing Is Believing

2-D or not 2-D, that is the question: test yourself to learn what shapes formed by shading reveal about the brain

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur s. Ramachandran

When the Two Eyes Clash

A tale of binocular rivalry

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Ambiguities & Perception

What uncertainty tells us about the brain

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran