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Electromagnetic Fields and the Heart - Dr. Pawluk

<b>Electromagnetic Fields and the Heart: Basic Science and Clinical Use</b><p>Heart disease is the number one cause of mortality in the United States and …

Magnetism

Scientific Research Suggests We Unconsciously React to Events Up to 10 Seconds Before They Happen

Can your brain detect events before they even occur? That was the stunning conclusion of a 2012 meta-analysis of experiments from seven independent …

A Beautiful Mind: Can Ariel Garten's Brain Wave Interface Improve Your Outlook On Life?

When science and art intersect<p>In college, Ariel Garten started a clothing line that took its inspiration from neuroscience. She hooked people up to an electroencephalograph (EEG) to record their brain waves, then emblazoned T-shirts with the spiky patterns reflecting their mental activity. She also …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Good Connection Really Does Lead to Mind Meld

When two people experience a deep connection, they're informally described as being on the same wavelength. There may be neurological truth to …

How Movies Synchronize the Brains of an Audience

HOLLYWOOD, California—Picture a movie theater, packed for the opening night of a blockbuster film. Hundreds of strangers sit next to each other, …

Brain Scanners Can See Your Decisions Before You Make Them

This schematic shows the brain regions (green) from which the outcome of a participant's decision can be predicted before it is made.<i><br>Courtesy</i> …

LHC Data Turned Into Smashing Music for CERN's 60th Birthday

Europe's CERN particle physics lab celebrated its 60th birthday on Monday, and to mark the occasion, music-minded physicists have transformed scientific data from the four underground detectors around CERN's Large Hadron Collider into a piece titled LHChamber Music. Physicist-musician Domenico …

Physics

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

The Science of Optical Illusions

<i>Deceptions of the senses are the truths of perception.</i> - J. Purkinje<p>Structure of the human eye<p>The following schematic illustration shows the human …

155 Years Before the First Animated Gif, Joseph Plateau Set Images in Motion with the Phenakistoscope | Colossal

<p>Nearly 155 years before CompuServe debuted the first animated gif in 1987, Belgian physicist Joseph Plateau unveiled an invention called the …

Can You Trust Your Eyes?

Graphic Designer Uses Beautiful Typography To Help People Understand Dyslexia

<b>Graphic designer Sam Barclay</b> wanted to give readers an idea of how it is like to be dyslexic, and he does this in his new typographic publication: ‘I …

Typography

Issue 19: Illusions

eBook Editions<p>Download by the issue and read Nautilus from<br>your ebook reader of choice <br>ebook editions<p>In a world full of ambiguity, we see what we want …

eReaders

Your Brain Can’t Handle the Moon - Issue 19: Illusions

What is this new theory?” the long-retired New York University cognitive psychologist, Lloyd Kaufman, asked me. We were sitting behind the wooden …

Kokichi Sugihara's Impossible Rooftop & Folding Ladder Illusions

Professor Kokichi Sugihara is world-renowned for his award-winning impossible objects and reality-defying illusions. He uses mathematics to make the …

Training synaesthesia: How to see things differently in half-an-hour a day

<i>Image courtesy of Phil Wheeler Illustrations</i><p><b>Can you learn to see the world differently?</b> Some people already do. People with synaesthesia experience …

Mind-Boggling Optical Illusion Graffiti Looks Like It Floats In Mid-Air

Graffiti artist Odeith wanted to make his street art stand out, so he decided to create murals that are also anamorphic illusions. By skewing is …

After this training regime, people saw letters of the alphabet as being alive with colour

A training regime at the University of Sussex has successfully conditioned fourteen people with no prior experience of synesthesia – crossing of the …

Illusions for robots

Neural networks really seem to be going places recently. Last time I mentioned their use in sophisticated translation software, but they’re also …

Consciousness

Why You Hear Things When Someone Grabs Your Mouth

At Yale University there is a robot that can make you hear what it wants you to hear. It does so by grabbing the corners of your mouth with string. …

Lips

This Trippy Work Of Art Will Blow Your Mind

This optical illusion is the coolest thing you'll see all day.<p>One of the more fascinating pieces is a hanging steel sculpture — called "Squaring the Circle" — which creates an amazing optical illusion.<p>View this post on Facebook

Art

The Dilemma Of Perspective

Quintus Curtius<p>Quintus can be found at qcurtius.com. He is the author of the books On Duties, Thirty Seven, Sallust: The Conspiracy Of Catiline And …

Seeing things the way they are

A few really disastrous mistakes have dominated Western philosophy for the past several centuries. The worst mistake of all is the idea that the …

How your eyes trick your mind

Look closer at optical illusions, says Melissa Hogenboom, and they can reveal how you truly perceive reality.<p><b>Visual, or optical, illusions show us that our minds tend to make assumptions about the world – and what you think you see is often not the truth.</b><p><b>Throughout history, curious minds have</b> …

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress

Not since Monica Lewinsky was a White House intern has one blue dress been the source of so much consternation.<p>(And yes, it's blue.)<p>The fact that a …

Actually, still no good explanation of ‘that dress’

The last time I almost went blind staring at “that dress” was thanks to Liz Hurley and on this occasion I find myself equally unsatisfied.<p>I’ll spare …

Finally done with the (blue and black) dress? A talk on why we see the world as it isn't ... with more illusions to mess with your mind

TED speaker / cartoon master Randall Munroe of xkcd takes on the blue/white dress.<p>This has been a strange couple of days for the Internet. Yesterday, …