Perception
Perception (from the Latin perceptio, percipio) is the organization, identification, and interpretation of sensory information in order to represent and understand the environment. All perception invo...
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Here's what to do if you're stung by a jellyfish
Don't pee on it!!! Relying on urban myths is the last thing you'd want to do when dealing with an extremely painful jellyfish sting. Most of the information out there on how to...
Amazon Tree Boa
The Amazon tree boa ( Corallus hortulanus ) is a non-venomous boa species found in the Amazon Basin in South America with no subspecies currently recognized. ​ ​ The species is found in Costa...
What is ASMR?
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a euphoric experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the ...
The Connoisseur Of Pain
Stung by dozens of different insects for his research, the entomologist Justin Schmidt has become an expert in physical agony...
Emerald Tree Boa - Snake Facts
The Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) is a beautiful non-venomous arboreal (tree-dwelling) boa species found in the rainforests of South America.
Illusion of the Year - Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion
Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016 Title: Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion Author: Kokichi Sugihara Institution: Meiji University, Japan
Why does gin and tonic taste so good?
Matthew Hartings hates gin. "Something about that flavor doesn’t sit right with me," writes Hartings, a professor of chemistry at American University. He also hates tonic. "It is too bitter for me. I ...
What's In A Name? In Some Cases, Longer Life
Black men with historically distinctive black names such as Elijah and Moses lived a year longer, on average, than other black men, according to new research by MSU economist Lisa D. Cook.
Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious
Taste receptors, volatiles, gustatory cortex. There’s more to yum than you might think.
Dark Net: Why Your Brain Loves BDSM
Dark Net: Scientists have only just scratched the surface of the neuroscience and psychology behind BDSM and kinky sex
Amazing Mind-Bending Optical Illusions
The way our eyes work is that we see something in front of us, our brain processes the shapes and colors, and then we have our sight. Inside our eyes are lenses, which make sense of the world around u...
BBC Future - The women with superhuman vision
A tiny group of people can see ‘invisible’ colours that no-one else can perceive, discovers David Robson. How do they do it?
Color
Color (American English) or colour (British English) (see spelling differences) is the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, blue, yellow, and others. Color ...
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Electroreception
Electroreception is the biological ability to perceive natural electrical stimuli. It has been observed almost exclusively in aquatic or amphibious animals, since water is a much better conductor than...
Electroreception - Wikipedia
Haptic perception
Haptic perception (Greek: haptόs „palpable“, haptikόs „suitable for touch“) literally denominates „to grasp sth.“. Perception in this case is achieved through active exploration of surfaces and object...
Hearing
Hearing, auditory perception, or audition is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations, changes in the pressure of the surrounding medium through time, through an organ such as the ear. So...
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Magnetoception
Magnetoception (or magnetoreception as it was first referred to in 1972) is a sense which allows an organism to detect a magnetic field to perceive direction, altitude or location. This sense has bee...
Magnetoception - Wikipedia
Pain
Pain is an unpleasant feeling often caused by intense or damaging stimuli, such as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting alcohol on a cut, and bumping the "funny bone". The International Associati...
Pleasure
Pleasure describes the broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking. It includes more specific mental states such as happiness, entert...
Pleasure - Wikipedia
Proprioception
Proprioception (/ˌproʊpri.ɵˈsɛpʃən/ PRO-pree-o-SEP-shən), from Latin proprius, meaning "one's own", "individual," and perception, is the sense of the relative position of neighbouring parts of the bod...
Proprioception - Wikipedia
Psychoacoustics
Psychoacoustics is the scientific study of sound perception. More specifically, it is the branch of science studying the psychological and physiological responses associated with sound (including spee...
Taste
Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation is the sensory impression of food or other substances on the tongue and is one of the five traditional senses.Taste is the sensation produced when a substance...
Visual perception
Visual perception is the ability to interpret the surrounding environment by processing information that is contained in visible light. The resulting perception is also known as eyesight, sight, or vi...
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Extrasensory perception
Extrasensory perception or ESP, also called sixth sense, includes reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. The term was adopted by Duke Univ...
Remote sensing
Remote sensing is the acquisition of information about an object or phenomenon without making physical contact with the object and thus in contrast to on site observation. In modern usage, the term ge...
Remote sensing - Wikipedia
Sense
A sense is a physiological capacity of organisms that provides data for perception. The senses and their operation, classification, and theory are overlapping topics studied by a variety of fields, mo...