Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It may not have the cache of winter holidays or the Cash! Yay! of a birthday, but it is the best feel-good holiday of the year.
The facts and fictions of crimson perception
Today the Brookhaven National Lab turned on their new National Synchrotron Light Source II and saw its first emitted x-ray photon! http://www.bnl.gov/bwis/
Todd Sampson is an advertising exec in Australia. An average Joe, who, like the rest of us, wants to be super human . So he's enlisting scientists all over the world to hack his brain and make him, smarter, faster, and more creative...
Superpower your imagination
Portrait photography traverses fact and fancy
Hidden illusions are the Easter eggs of the mind
Take a visual journey through seven prizewinning illusions
Attend the ASU Origins Project Great Debate event, Transcending Our Origins--Violence, Humanity, and the Future, either live or by webcast on April 5th.
Despite tremendous differences in human versus shrimp eye structure and brain circuitry, the striking similarity between the color sensitivities of primate brain color-selective neurons and shrimp photoreceptors provides evidence of a common computational strategy across extremely divergent species...
An homage to David Hubel, a Nobel Prize–winning neuroscientist
I loved the book, and couldn't--wouldn't--didn't--set it down. With Influx, Daniel Suarez becomes the master, and Michael Crichton should be honored by the comparison.
Gianni Sarcone's illusions are beautiful and evocative of our most cherished emotion.
Scientists have studied a visual illusion first discovered by Galileo Galilei, and found that it occurs because of the surprising way our eyes see lightness and darkness in the world.
I disagree with this study's conclusion. Its not that I dont believe that low-income is tied to diabetes and hypoglycemia at the end of the pay cycle.
Tomorrow (Tue 16th Dec at 8 am PST) the journal PeerJ will host a live Ask Me Anything session with us, and our collaborator Hector Rieiro (a PhD candidate in the Macknik Lab).
The brain's resources are limited. By focusing on angles, curves and line endings, your visual neurons can cut corners
Horking down a huge honking burger--American style--is considered unladylike in Japan. So Freshness Burger uses an unconventional approach to maintaining Ochobo--the Japanese cultural practice of maintaining small delicate mouth features in women...
Stress is transient Type II diabetes, even when you’re otherwise healthy.
An intriguing new paper in PLoS ONE by Haselhuhn and colleagues suggests that men with wide faces make you selfish.