perception
Pupil Response to an Optical Illusion Tied to Autistic Traits
Pupil Response to an Optical Illusion Tied to Autistic Traits
Abby Olena | Mar 13, 2018
People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness
Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 27, 2016
Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.
Fruit Flies Feel Humidity with Dedicated Receptors
Fruit Flies Feel Humidity with Dedicated Receptors
Alison F. Takemura | Sep 1, 2016
Drosophila antennae let the insects seek out moisture levels they like best.
ESP on Trial
ESP on Trial
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2016
In the 1930s, parapsychologist Joseph Banks Rhine aimed to use scientific methods to confirm the existence of extrasensory perception, but faced criticisms of dubious analyses and irreproducible results.
What’s in a Voice?
What’s in a Voice?
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
More than you think (or could make use of)
Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?
Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2015
A reanalysis calls into question a year-old claim that humans can decipher at least 1 trillion different scents.
Music on the Mind
Music on the Mind
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2014
Three new studies delve into humans’ creation and perception of music.