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Stories by Diane Rogers-Ramachandran34 articles archived since 1845

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 1, 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

Touching Illusions

Startling deceptions demonstrate how tactile information is processed in the brain

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

Hidden in Plain Sight

Camouflage in fish and other animals provides insights into visual perception

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

How Blind Are We?

We have eyes, yet we do not see

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

The Quirks of Constancy

Even when we consciously know two lines are the same length, why can't we help seeing them as different?

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

Cracking the da Vinci Code

What do the Mona Lisa and Abraham Lincoln have in common?

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

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