One slow Sunday afternoon, a man comes out of
the restroom with a pearl necklace in his hand.
"Found it on the bathroom floor" he says… Continue reading “Conned by your brain’s oxytocin”
"We apply the current right here – and you stop all that nasty truth telling!"
Continue reading “Zap your brain and become a better liar”
When you pretend to do something physical, such as pick up an "invisible" cup and drink from it, you activate specific parts of your brain. Continue reading “What does your brain do when you fake it? (an fMRI Study)”
(Eye mechanism from a Zoltar fortune teller machine)
Continue reading “We remember our future so our brain won’t get tired”
You pull jigsaw puzzles out of boxes
stored all over the place. Continue reading “What happens when your brain calls up a memory”
The real trick is to try and not see faces.
Nice article on pareidolia – or why we tend to see faces where there are no actual faces. Continue reading “Our brain loves to see faces everywhere : )”
If you think this is a fake Rembrandt,
will your brain not like it as much?
From a BBC article:
Art lovers looking at a painting they think is fake have an entirely different response from those who think it is genuine, say researchers… Continue reading “If we think it’s fake, our brain views it as fake”
The superior acoustics of Boston
Symphony Hall were used for the tests.
How to fool your ears into hearing more realistic sound using the science of psychoacoustics:
Continue reading “How to deceive your ears (and brain)”
"Is that a marching band I’m hearing,
or am I just hallucinating?"
Continue reading “How do you know what’s true if the brain’s lying?”
Well, are you saying the truth?
It’s better to confess – neuroscientists say so. Continue reading “Brain say tell truth? Blame your cingulate cortex”