If you suffered from the neurological disorder called "facial agnosia," you might not recognize the faces of close friends and family. How could this happen?
DId you know your brain has an 'alerting system'? When it detects a change, it can trigger eye and head movements to gather more information.
The same human capacity for making sense out of the jumbled data of experience also makes us easily fooled.
Rage and aggression are hardwired in our brains as a survival instinct.
The brains of men and women do not differ based on gender.
We don't perceive color in our peripheral vision because we have no cones, which sense light frequencies, on the outer edge of our retina.
Fake smiles and real smiles are controlled by two different parts of the brain.
Though we often think of the brain as a storage device, memory isn't an act of recollection, it's a reconstruction of past events.
Brain cells and slime bacteria draw from the same molecular bag of tricks.
Reading action verbs fires up neurons in your motor cortex as if you were actually doing the actions.