This is a news website article about a scientific... →
This tiny paragraph will, as per usual, attempt to describe the research in layman’s terms, perhaps sprinkled with a few topical wiki links. The description will lean heavily on the work of other writers, while somehow appearing to be original. Further, it will extrapolate some kind of philosophical or feel-good point that, if you think about it, isn’t really relevant to anything. To...
The strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion →
We like to imagine that our brains receive a fully formed picture of the world through our eyes. A series of anomalies — paradoxes, visual illusions, “brain fails” — underscores how wrong this picture is. The brain does extensive reconstructive surgery on all our perceptions in order to create a picture of the world. Here is an illusion that has probably been known in some...
The fine-structure constant and the nature of the... →
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