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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

August 18, 2011 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
The Ghost Hand Illusion

The Ghost Hand Illusion

Spooky fun with afterimages

March 14, 2011 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
Hey, Is That Me over There?

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

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

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

Sliding Stripes

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

June 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilaynur S. Ramachandran
It's All Done with Mirrors

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
Hidden in Plain Sight

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
Ambiguities & Perception

Ambiguities & Perception

What uncertainty tells us about the brain

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
How Blind Are We?

How Blind Are We?

We have eyes, yet we do not see

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran
The Neurology of Aesthetics

The Neurology of Aesthetics

How visual-processing systems shape our feelings about what we see

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

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
Stories by Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.