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Wired for sound: How the brain senses visual illusions

...the brain ?on a time scale less than one tenth the blink of an eye." Mishra said. Interestingly, the pattern was very different between individuals who did or didn't see the second flash, indicating that the brain's wiring and the strength of integration between the different sensory cortices may differ b...

Scientists reverse evolution

...ene, it suffers facial paralysis, and is unable to blink its eyes, wiggle its whiskers or pull back its ear...sponse to a puff of air in the face, they couldn't blink their eyes, wiggle their whiskers and fold back their ears. But when a portion of the Hoxb1 regul...

New discovery: If it weren't for this enzyme, decomposing pesticide would take millennia

...t if the bacteria weren't busy digesting it in the blink of an eye. "It was just amazing that this enzyme can degrade something so quickly when otherwise it would take thousands of years," Horvat said. "It's really a neat picture of what evolution and natural selection can do." Although it's hard to pred...

Blink, and the brain misses it

...f the eyelid sweeping down over the pupil during a blink and the world going dark," explains Professor Frith. In summing up the study's implications, the authors suggest that when we blink, the brain may just miss it. Bristow et al.: "Blinking suppresses the neural response to unchanging retinal stimulati...

Findings have implications for tracking disease, drugs at the molecular level

... on and off. "The gold particles, however, do not blink or burn out, even after hours of observation, and the brightest ones emit much more light than do molecules," he said. "We now have the ability to see single nanoparticles under conditions where people usually look at thousands or millions of stain m...

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