Erik Vanaken

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The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.<p>As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about …

Consciousness

What happened when I tried out 5 different sleep apps over 5 nights

In fact, a third of Americans get six hours of sleep or less, well below the seven to eight hours recommended by doctors and scientists.<p>Luckily, there are a huge number of sleep apps that claim they can help you get more shut-eye. But with so many on the market, it's often hard to figure out which …

The Scientific Reasons Why Introverts And Extroverts Are Different

<b>This article first appeared on</b> <b>QuietRev.com</b><p>I’m standing in the crowd in front of the stage at the small gritty music club. My two friends—both extroverts—are on either side of me, swaying along with the crooning Indie singer and smiling. I was having fun for a while, but now I’m ready to head home …

Physicists Show Theory of Quantum Mechanics Applies to the Motion of Large Objects

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have provided the first clear demonstration that the theory of quantum mechanics applies to the …

Does The Moon Cause Tides In Earth's Atmosphere?

Does the gravity of the moon or sun cause tides in our atmosphere?<p>Our atmosphere does have tides, and the gravity of the moon is part of why they exist, but it turns out that the moon’s influence on our atmosphere is absolutely swamped by the influence the sun has on our atmosphere. However, it’s …