The brain and ill...
Follow
Find tag "proprioception"
18.0K views | +3 today
The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
Curated by Gerald Carey
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Is this my finger? Sensory illusion study provides new insight for body representation brain disorders

Is this my finger? Sensory illusion study provides new insight for body representation brain disorders | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
People can be easily tricked into believing an artificial finger is their own, shows a new study.
Gerald Carey's insight:

Further insight into how the brain senses and reacts to our body.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

Proprioception: Perception & Life Science Activity | Exploratorium Science Snacks

Proprioception: Perception & Life Science Activity | Exploratorium Science Snacks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Even with our eyes closed, we have a sense of body position - where our arms and legs are, for example, and that we are moving them. Muscles, tendons, joints and the inner ear contain proprioceptors, also known as stretch receptors, which relay positional information to our brains. Our brains then analyze this information and provide us with a sense of body orientation and movement.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Gerald Carey
Scoop.it!

The curious neuron: Taking research from the lab to school

The curious neuron: Taking research from the lab to school | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This year, collectively with other scientists, I have participated in the conference "Science Communication for a School Teacher Audience: Psychology Research Workshop" organized by the Science Learning Centre in York.
more...
No comment yet.