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Posts tagged perception

December 20, 2017

 

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The Qwerty Effect

Typing may be influencing how you perceive different words.

December 18, 2017

 

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Who Started The Fight?

Recent studies showed that eyewitness accounts can be tainted by discussions with other eyewitnesses.

December 6, 2017

 

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Supermoon/Perigean Full Moon Explainer

For a moon to be a supermoon, it needs to be at least 90% full.

August 9, 2017

 

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The Difference Between A Square And A Diamond

Perception is more than just how things are literally viewed.

March 21, 2017

 

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Your Skin’s Thermometer

What are heat and cold receptors and how do they help regulate skin's temperature?

February 2, 2017

 

An image of a sunrise, clouds, and Haleakal, Maui

Sunrise, Sunset

Why does it seem like sunsets are longer than sunrises?

December 1, 2016

 

A child holding up a sideways image of a picture he has drawn. The child's face can't be seen. The drawing appears to be of a child or a blobby Prince Leia from Star Wars.

What It’s Like To Be Three

As children younger than four, we could talk, think, and perceive. So why are those years so hard to remember?

March 21, 2016

 

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UFO Attack!

Turns out, a UFO attack reported in 1969 was actually a salvo of meteor fragments.

April 20, 2015

 

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Imagining and Seeing 

When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.

May 8, 2014

 

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Snakes And Spiders

Learn about phobias to snakes and spiders on this edition of A Moment of Science.

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