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Stories by Diane Rogers-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

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?

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

Right Side Up

Studies of perception show the importance of being upright

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

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

May 1, 2008 — Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur 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

The Phantom Hand

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

May 1, 2008 — 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

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

Transparently Obvious

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

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

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

Paradoxical Perceptions

How does the brain sort out contradictory images?

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

Transparently Obvious

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

April 3, 2008 — Vilaynur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
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