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Posts tagged perception

April 20, 2018


Change Blindness

If you've ever struggled at noticing small details, it might be an inheritance from your ancient ancestors.

April 17, 2018


Polarized Lake Light

Sometimes, under the right circumstances, you'll see a mysterious dark patch in an otherwise wonderfully reflective lake. Why?

March 2, 2018


The way you perceive these two women's attractiveness and friendliness could skew your perception of them as scientists.

The Pros And Cons Of An Attractive Face

A recent study showed that study participants were more interested in a scientist's work if they found the scientist attractive.

February 22, 2018


A recent study used Korean babies and American babies to study the differences between how language influences perception.

What Came First, Language or Perception?

One theory scientists have is that the languages you speak affect how you perceive the world.

February 20, 2018


The image you see in the mirror is different than how people actually see you

Seeing Yourself As Others See You

Today, we have an experiment that uses multiple mirrors, so you can see how you appear to other people.

December 20, 2017


The QWERTY Effect is a phenomenon in which words with higher ratios of letters from the right side of the keyboard are linked to more positive feelings and emotions than words that use more letters from the left side of the keyboard.

The Qwerty Effect

Typing may be influencing how you perceive different words.

December 18, 2017


Eyewitness testimony is under increasing scrutiny.

Who Started The Fight?

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

December 6, 2017


This image shows a supermoon, as well as gives you a sense of the moon illusion effect.

Supermoon/Perigean Full Moon Explainer

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

August 9, 2017


Do you see diamonds or squares?

The Difference Between A Square And A Diamond

Perception is more than just how things are literally viewed.

March 21, 2017


Skin has two types of cells for measuring temperature: heat receptors and cold receptors.

Your Skin’s Thermometer

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

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