Author: World Science Festival

My Neurons, My Self

World Science Festival With ever more refined techniques for measuring complex brain activity, scientists are challenging the understanding of thought, memory and emotion–what we have traditionally called “the self.” How do electrical and chemical...

Are We Living in a Simulation?

In science fiction, stories about simulated realities are commonplace. Writers and filmmakers delight in the chance to rattle our notions of reality and perception. Even Kurt Vonnegut toyed with the idea in his novel,...

How Color Tricks The Eye And Brain

There’s more to the colors we see than what meets our eyes; thanks to the quirky nature of perception, colors seen in context with other hues can be completely transformed. In a trick that...

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