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How Ghostbusting Became a Victorian Pastime

How Ghostbusting Became a Victorian Pastime

Nineteenth-century entertainment was a peculiar mix of technological innovation and supernatural thinking

November 18, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Filling in the _________

Your brain fills in all kinds of visual gaps

December 25, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

Visual Neurons Cheat by Focusing on Corners

The brain's resources are limited. By focusing on angles, curves and line endings, your visual neurons can cut corners

December 16, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

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