The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Perception and Imagination: a Neuroscientist’s Perspective | BrainFacts.org Blog

Perception and Imagination: a Neuroscientist’s Perspective | BrainFacts.org Blog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Nice article summarising the current research comparing brain function when we perceive and object and when we imagine it. Some good definitions of the terms and references to current thinking about how they work ie 'mental models' and 'cell assembly".

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What Might Have Been: The Benefits of Counter-Factual Thinking

What Might Have Been: The Benefits of Counter-Factual Thinking | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Thinking about how things could have gone differently helps people make sense of their lives.
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I'm not sure I fully understand the significance of this article...

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Imagination can change what we hear and see

Imagination can change what we hear and see | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Our imagination may affect how we experience the world more than we perhaps think. What we imagine hearing or seeing "in our head" can change our actual perception.
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Sounds like my Year 9 class...

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Of the Imagination, as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body | The Quackometer

Of the Imagination, as a Cause and as a Cure of Disorders of the Body | The Quackometer | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

The Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry at Exeter and Plymouth Universities have issued an excited press release about how their researchers have demonstrated the benefits of acupuncture and how it would save resources for the NHS.

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