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How the brain makes sense of a noisy world
Nicolas Davidenko Ph.D.
Have you ever had the experience of checking the time, only to forget what time it is just a few seconds later? This type of forgetting may be an example of "attribute amnesia."
A new study sheds light on how the brain categorizes ambiguous visual images as faces or hands.
Having trouble recognizing faces behind a mask? Psychological research explains why.
Is something missing from your Zoom chats? Virtual reality hopes to address the gaps in eye contact and body language that currently exist in teleconferencing technology.
What differentiates speech from song? Repetition is a key part of the answer.
Do good deeds lead to good consequences? Psychological research explains why we are motivated to believe so.
Are we living in the present or in the past? Research on multisensory processing suggests our visual present lags behind our auditory present.
Learning to draw? Drawing upside-down may not be as effective as once thought.
How the orientation of words and our bodies affects our ability to read
Wearing glasses designed to improve your central vision may actually impair your peripheral vision. Here's why.
The simple act of judging future memory may influence our actual memory for the information being judged, according to recent research.
What happens when we meet our future selves? The allure and perils of digital self-aging.
The role of ensemble perception in understanding group dynamics.
How you watch TV may reveal how your brain integrates visual and vestibular information.
What's in a caricature?
How much are you in control of your own perception?
Nicolas Davidenko, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he teaches courses on perception, illusions, and face recognition.