perception

Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
This Week in Science

Research Has Probably Been Overstating How Smart Dogs Are

And other science headlines you don't want to miss.
Shayla Love
10.5.18
self-awareness

I Asked Friends, Family, and Exes to Tell Me WTF Is Wrong with Me

I was recently ghosted by yet another guy. It got me to thinking that maybe I'm the problem?
Alison Stevenson
5.18.18
Seeing Is Believing

Your Brain Might Be Distorting Reality

Some researchers are finding that the things you do could change what your brain sees–but not everyone is convinced.
Shayla Love
1.11.18
Star Trek IRL

Scientists Created a ‘Star Trek’-Style Holodeck for Animals

Beam me up, Nemo!
Jacob Dubé
8.21.17
brains

Neuroscientists Hack Itching, Exposing a Mysterious Neural Circuit

A key to understanding why scratching an itch feels so good.
Michael Byrne
8.17.17
Mind Games

Narcoleptics Can Have a Hard Time Telling Dreams From Reality

It's worse than wondering if you really ate that late-night sandwich.
Michelle Malia
7.7.17
Weed Week

This Glass Umbrella Pipe Is Incredible Even If You Don’t Smoke

Intricate blown glass pipes and weed-smoking oil portraits take over Chesterfield Gallery in New York.
Nathaniel Ainley
4.19.17
Science

Physicist Explains Why Coffee Could Taste Best with Potatoes

Fancy some caviar and chocolate? The science of perception explains why these unexpected flavor pairings taste better than you'd think.
Nick Rose
4.11.17
canine cognition

Dogs Know Your Secrets

Researchers demonstrate dogs' ability to understand human perspectives.
Michael Byrne
4.9.17
Gaming

A Panda? An Office Building? A Galaxy? You Can Become Literally Anything in this F*cking Incredible Video Game

Animator and artist David O'Reilly reaches for the stars and beyond in 'Everything,' the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed, 'Mountain.'
Beckett Mufson
3.22.17
Animation

Squeamish Alien Creatures Battle in a Nightmarish CG Video

A war between the real and make-believe goes down in animator David Brodeur's 'Ocular.'
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
3.7.17
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