Tag: "illusion" at medical news
Threats to hope -- Desperation affects reasoning about product information
...uced confidence may be relevant and for which this illusion
of control may be highly prevalent....
Wired for sound: How the brain senses visual illusions
... processes that underlie this illusory effect the illusion
of seeing two flashes in the presence of two audit...fessor of neurosciences. "This type of perceptual illusion
has been described before," said first author Jyoti Mishra, graduate student in the Hillyard lab. ...
Scientists use pixels to ease amputees' pain
...eveloped a virtual reality system, which gives the illusion
that a person's amputated limb is still there. The computer system created by Dr Stephen Pettifer and Toby Howard of the School of Computer Science, immerses patients into a life-size virtual reality world. By putting on a headset, patients will...
Mirrors in the mind: New studies elucidate how the brain reflects onto itself the actions of others
...nsory inputs. Past work had used the rubber-hand illusion
to show that when a rubber hand is seen being stro...on did occur, but, curiously, it occurred when the illusion
was not effective, and subjects felt that the experimenter's hand was not their own. Observing actio...
'Senseless' turf battles between health development and relief agencies
...006) Health development versus medical relief: The illusion
versus the irrelevance of sustainability. PLoS Med 3(8): e345. PLEASE ADD THE LINK TO THE PUBLISHED ARTICLE IN ONLINE VERSIONS OF YOUR REPORT: http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0030345 PRESS-ONLY PREVIEW OF THE ARTICLE: http://www.plos.or...
Link between income and happiness is mainly an illusion
...piness became much greater. To test whether this illusion
applied to income, Krueger, Kahneman and their col...me," the study said. "In some cases, this focusing illusion
may lead to a misallocation of time, from accepting lengthy commutes (which are among the worst mome...
Preparation may help patients cope with nausea
...l stripes viewing the drum's rotation induced the illusion
of self-motion. The drum was rotated at a constant speed for 16 minutes, unless participants asked that it be stopped early. While the drum was rotating, an intercom system was used to ask participants about symptoms of nausea and motion sickness, in...
How the brain sees people in motion
...ng the same motion, but not organized to create an illusion
of a human in motion. The researchers also established the "body-selective" regions involved in recognizing the human form by showing subjects images of human faces and human bodies. And they mapped the region responsible for detecting motion in gene...
There's more than meets the eye in judging the size of an object
...n processes the size of objects when faced with an illusion
such as the long-known moon illusion. For centuries it has been known that the moon, while rising, looks huge when it is near the horizon and smaller when high in the sky. It is in reality always the same size. The researchers used a similar illusi...
Classic illusion sheds new light on the neural site of tactile perception
...enburg et al. took advantage of this somatosensory illusion
to investigate which brain regions play a role in ...ant's brain when each site was stimulated (with no illusion
produced). Altogether, these results suggest that the illusion
of being touched at a particular pla...
Sooner is better with cochlear implants, Stanford scientist shows
...a phenomenon called the McGurk effect, which is an illusion
first reported in 1976. If a listener is presented with an audio recording of a single syllable while watching a synchronized video of a speaker's face mouthing a different syllable, in some cases a third syllable is heard, due to the brain's fusion ...
Feeling fat in the festive season? It's all in your mind
Feeling thin or fat is an illusion
constructed in the brain, according to a new study... College London) used a trick called the Pinocchio illusion
to scan people's brains while they experienced the sensation that their waists were shrinking. The s...
Schizophrenia: Delusion without illusion
...schizophrenia sufferers are not fooled by a visual illusion
and are able to judge it more accurately than non-... published in the journal Current Biology, used an illusion
where an object's contrast appears reduced by its surroundings. A medium-contrast patterned disc was...
'Hollow-face illusion' affects estimates of distance and reaching tasks
...'s data show that the magnitude of the hollow-face illusion
is similar for reaching tasks and verbal tasks. Volker H. Franz, PhD, one of the study's researchers says, "We show that prior knowledge about the general shape of faces can interact with the information the person acquires from vision at the time of...
Tobacco companies designed cigarettes 'to addict women,' according to new study
...igning longer, slimmer cigarettes and creating the illusion
of a "healthier" product: "Most smokers have little notion of their brand's tar and nicotine levels. Perception is more important than reality, and in this case the perception is of reduced tobacco consumption." The documents reveal that, beginning ...