NeuroThursday takes a hiatus from its hiatus this week! Read on through to see how a recent article about dopamine in beliefs can get us thinking about what’s meaningful, and what we do with the meaning we detect in our lives.
I don’t care if it’s Tuesday! Linear time bends to my whim, and we have a NeuroThursday on the ubiquitous “motion aftereffect” illusion, and the cellular properties that cause it!
NeuroThursday reappeared this week in a flash of numbers and sound, to tell us about synesthesia! The condition, and its implications for how we think about human evolution.
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NeuroThursday this week is on auditory illusions, as inspired by Yanni/Laurel!
NeuroThursday took some unexpected (to me) twists and turns this week, as a piece about that silly “two spaces are better!” article turned into an object lesson on the challenges of scientific analysis!
NeuroThursday is stumbling on through with a second piece on balance: this time, the “proprioceptive” senses your body uses to keep track of its own position.
NeuroThursday returns this week with a tale about all the secret badassery of your balance (vestibular) system!
This week’s #NeuroThursday concludes our arc (for now) on how the brain creates your perceptual experience by filling in the gaps with lies and guesswork – all the way down to the very core of your experience!
This week, NeuroThursday continues into the weirdness of our visual system, with a demonstration of how our brain fills in the gaps to make us think we see so much more than we really do.
I’m testing out a new Twitter thread-archiving service. Here it is unrolled via Threadreader…
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Today, NeuroThursday picked up on an offhand remark from last week, and dove from there into an explanation of human vision – especially color vision and peripheral vision.
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