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Stories by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Seeing the World in Half-View

Seeing the World in Half-View

Victims of a disorder called neglect just don't get the whole picture

February 1, 2009 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Sizing Things Up

Sizing Things Up

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

January 31, 2008 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Touching Illusions

Touching Illusions

Startling deceptions demonstrate how tactile information is processed in the brain

December 1, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Ambiguities and Perception

Ambiguities and Perception

What uncertainty tells us about the brain

October 1, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-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

August 1, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Right-Side Up

Right-Side Up

Studies of perception show the importance of being upright

May 30, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Paradoxical Perceptions

Paradoxical Perceptions

How does the brain sort out contradictory images?

April 4, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
A Moving Experience

A Moving Experience

How the eyes can see movement where it does not exist

January 30, 2007 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
When the Two Eyes Clash

When the Two Eyes Clash

A tale of binocular rivalry

December 1, 2006 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
The Quirks of Constancy

The Quirks of Constancy

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

July 30, 2006 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Cracking the Da Vinci Code

Cracking the Da Vinci Code

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

May 31, 2006 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Touching Illusions

Touching Illusions

Startling deceptions demonstrate how tactile information is processed in the brain

April 1, 2006 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Stability of the Visual World

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?

February 1, 2006 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Camouflage in fish and other animals provides insights into visual perception

November 16, 2005 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

The Reality of Illusory Contours

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

September 21, 2005 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

How Blind Are We?

We have eyes, yet we do not see

June 1, 2005 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

April 1, 2005 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
The Phantom Hand

The Phantom Hand

The feeling of being touched on a fake hand

December 1, 2004 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Seeing Is Believing

Seeing Is Believing

2-D or not 2-D, that is the question: what shapesformed by shading reveal about the brain

January 1, 2004 — Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran
Stories by Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and Diane Rogers-Ramachandran

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