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How do our brains reconstruct the visual world?

Given that we see the world through two small, flat retinae at the backs of our eyes, it seems remarkable that what each of us perceives is a seamless, three-dimensional visual world. The retinae respond to various wavelengths of light … Continue reading

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The Science of Social Vision

The human visual system is particularly attuned to and remarkably efficient at processing social cues. We can effectively “read” others’ mental and emotional states and make snap judgments about their characters and dispositions, simply by watching them. Given what is … Continue reading

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Sound and vision work hand in hand

Our senses of sight and hearing work closely together, perhaps more than people realize, a new UCLA psychology study shows. “If we think of the perceptual system as a democracy where each sense is like a person casting a vote … Continue reading

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