Tag: perception

  • Growing in darkness…

    Growing in darkness…

    New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long after the optimal window for auditory learning has passed. With further study, cross-modal learning — the manipulation of one sense to induce change in another sense — could be used to help people with […]

  • Elusive motion… Only if still moving…

    Elusive motion… Only if still moving…

    In temperatures millions of times colder than interstellar space, researchers have performed the coldest reaction in the known universe. But that’s not all. In such intense cold, their molecules slowed to such glacial speeds, they could see something no one has been able to see before: the moment when two molecules meet to form two […]

  • Not seeing the tree… 

    Not seeing the tree… 

    Researchers have shown how it is possible that objects stand out less when they are surrounded by similar objects. This surroundings-suppressing effect is caused by feedback from higher visual brain areas. The results of this research are important for a better understanding of the way in which the brain transforms incoming light into a cohesive […]

  • Rivers. Drought. Drought. Rivers.

    Rivers. Drought. Drought. Rivers.

    Researchers are using a new method to determine how resistant rivers are to drought. (1) But why search for that? Aren’t you worried… About how resistant drought is to rivers? At the end there was nothing. And this nothing was destroyed. By things which came to be. Shy people. Innocent kids. Loving rivers. Bringing death…

  • White noise. Dark fear.

    White noise. Dark fear.

    White noise is not the same as other noise – and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even more precise, as researchers have shown. Their findings could be applied to the further development of cochlear implants. (1) […]