Believing is Not Seeing: Visual Science and Reality part 2

Let’s get this straight from the off. You don’t see nearly as much as you think you do. In fact you barely see anything. You may think this is an exaggeration but I’m being serious. And I’ll explain why.

Before we start you should read the first post in this series.

Firstly you don’t see smooth motions in the world around you. The neurons in your eyes can’t work that fast (more…)

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The Importance Of Change

How would you define time?

Google defines it as (more…)

The Key to the Senses: Transduction

Here’s probably the most basic question in all of sensory neuroscience (the study of the senses). How does a ray of light enter our nervous system, to eventually become something that we see? How in fact does anything external (anything we touch, smell, taste, hear or see) get turned into something internal (some kind of signal in the brain that tells us to sense something).

The answer is simple, so simple in fact that it is one word: (more…)

Myth Debunker: We Only Use 10% Of Our Brains.

Myths are a plague upon Science!

Great for Hollywood, especially disaster movies, but a plague for Science!

One of the my pet hates is the myth : “We only use 10% of our brains!”

some of us probably use even less...

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The Brain in Technicolour

I thought this picture that I used in my last post deserved a proper explanation.

The Brain in Technicolour

Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. Most of us probably think they all look like (more…)

The Brain is also a Computer – Man or Machine

How do we see?

How do we feel?

How do we think?

There are so many huge philosophical questions that can be answered with: ‘Our Brain does it.’

Man or Machine?

We know which part of us gives us the beauty of life, what most people don’t know is how it does it. (more…)