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Transparently Obvious

How the brain sees through the perceptual hurdles of tinted glass, shadows and all things transparent

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Touching Illusions

Startling deceptions demonstrate how tactile information is processed in the brain

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The Reality of Illusory Contours

How can an imaginary square look more real than a box with actual lines?

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The Phantom Hand

The feeling of being touched on a fake hand illuminates how the brain makes assumptions about the world

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Stability of the Visual World

When your eyes scan a room, why doesn't the world appear to bounce like the real image on your retina?

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Sizing Things Up

When you hoist two items of equal weight, your brain may be doing some heavy lifting

By 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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur s. Ramachandran

Right Side Up

Studies of perception show the importance of being upright

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Paradoxical Perceptions

How does the brain sort out contradictory images?

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

By 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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

How Blind Are We?

We have eyes, yet we do not see

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Hidden in Plain Sight

Camouflage in fish and other animals provides insights into visual perception

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Cracking the da Vinci Code

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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Ambiguities & Perception

What uncertainty tells us about the brain

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

A Moving Experience

How the eyes can see movement where it does not exist

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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