Category Archives: Perception

Conscious Experience Integrated in the Claustrum?

Recent experiments involving electrical stimulation suggest that there exists a brain center in humans, called the claustrum, that integrates our experience of the world. We already know that consciousness is not an ethereal concept, but a brain function that can be … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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Heuristics

“Heuristic is an algorithm in a clown suit. It’s unpredictable, it’s more fun, and it comes without a 30-day, money-back guarantee.” – Steve McConnell Heuristic (from Greek “Εὑρίσκω”, “find” or “discover”) refers to experience-based techniques for problem solving, learning, and discovery that find a solution … Continue reading

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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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Apple Playing with Perspectives

I love optical illusions, and Apple has recently released ‘Perspective’, which is a short film using optical illusions and typography to present the values of “creative” innovation associated with its brand.  This is the text in the short video: “Here’s … Continue reading

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Why Do Schizophrenics Hear Voices?

Neuroscientist David Eagleman and his team have conducted perception experiments on schizophrenics, and Eagleman theorize that schizophrenics suffer from something called ‘credit misattribution’. They hear voices, but don’t believe that they’re causing the voices themselves. The experiment suggest that the … Continue reading

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Consciousness as a State of Matter

MIT’s Max Tegmark argues that consciousness is a state of matter, and by “matter,” he doesn’t mean that somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain is a small bundle of liquid, sloshing around and powering your sense of self … Continue reading

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