The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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One out of two parents do not see their child's weight problem

One out of two parents do not see their child's weight problem | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
One out of two parents of children with overweight feel that their child's weight is normal. Four out of ten parents of children with overweight or obesity are even worried that their child will get too thin. These are the findings of a European study of parents of more than 16,000 children.
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Parent perception of their child's weight can is distorted by being...the parent.

It emphasises the need to get objective measures of weight for your children.

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The strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion

The strange-face-in-the-mirror illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

An intriguing article has just been published in the journal Perception about a never-before-described visual illusion where your own reflection in the mirror seems to become distorted and shifts identity.

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How Memory Works: 20 Psychological Insights

How Memory Works: 20 Psychological Insights | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Find out how memory twists, pops, distorts, persists and decays, along with the odd tip on how to improve it.
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A range of articles on how the brain misleads and how memories become befuddled...

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