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Transparently Obvious

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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Touching Illusions

Startling deceptions demonstrate how tactile information is processed in the brain

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The Reality of Illusory Contours

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

By 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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The Neurology of Aesthetics

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

By 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?

By 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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur s. Ramachandran

Right Side Up

Studies of perception show the importance of being upright

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Paradoxical Perceptions

How does the brain sort out contradictory images?

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Mind the Gap

The brain, like nature, abhors a vacuum

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

It's All Done with Mirrors

Reflections on the familiar and yet deeply enigmatic nature of the looking glass

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Illusory Color & the Brain

Novel illusions suggest that the brain does not separate perception of color from perception of form and depth

By Baingio Pinna, John S. Werner and Lothar Spillmann

How Blind Are We?

We have eyes, yet we do not see

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Hidden in Plain Sight

Camouflage in fish and other animals provides insights into visual perception

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Cracking the da Vinci Code

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

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

Ambiguities & Perception

What uncertainty tells us about the brain

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

A Moving Experience

How the eyes can see movement where it does not exist

By Diane Rogers-Ramachandran and Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

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