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Articles related to perception

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Feature: In Living Colour
Colour perception is more advanced in goldfish than humans, yet researchers have tended to focus on vision in animals similar to us. Justin Marshall says this is “fundamentally stupid” and is setting his sights on a marine creature with 12 different colour receptors.
Browse: The Brain Is Strobing, Not Constant
Feature: How We Sense Time
Our sense of time is critical to our everyday experience, from consciousness to movement and learning.
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Feature: Time Flies When You’re Having Phone
Have modern communications technologies increased the pace of life or merely affected our ability to judge how much time has passed?
Feature: What We Can Learn from Pickpockets
Scientists are using the perceptual trickery of pickpockets and magicians as a new tool to study perceptual processing in the brain.
Neuropsy: Seeing Is Believing
Illusory pattern perception is associated with a belief in conspiracy theories.
Up Close: Brain of the beholder: The neuroscience of beauty
Doyen of the field of neuroesthetics Prof Semir Zeki explains the neuronal behaviour that underlies perceptions of ‘beauty’.