Audio cues can not only help us to recognize objects more quickly but can even alter our visual perception. That is, pair birdsong with a bird and we see a bird—but replace that birdsong with a squirrel’s chatter, and we’re not quite so sure what we’re looking at.
We tend to pay greater attention to incongruent objects, making us less likely to remember details about and changes to congruent objects.
Our minds can automatically create well-defined representations of objects that are merely implied rather than seen, like the obstacles in a mime’s performance
Does loss of sight enhance a person’s sense of hearing? New research supports this commonly held belief in one intriguing way: by testing blind people’s ability to navigate their surroundings. [September 15, 2020]
Data from individuals with different types of severe visual impairment suggest that the associations we make between sounds and shapes -- a “smooth” b or a “spiky” k -- may form during a sensitive period of visual development in early childhood.
Research suggests that certain stimuli – specifically, your own face – can influence how you respond without you being aware of it.
It’s possible for your native language to influence not only how you perceive certain colors, but whether or not you see can see something at all.
Visuospatial perspective (VSP) taking facilitates interactions not only by allowing us to account for whether someone can see an object but also how that object appears from their point of view.
Images with appealing content seem to fade more smoothly relative to other images, even when they faded at the same rate.
One way players might be able to improve their chances at making key shots is by tricking themselves into thinking the goal, the basket, or the target is bigger than it really is.
A surprisingly high proportion of people may have a form of motion blindness in which sensory information about moving objects is not properly interpreted by the brain.
Using your hands to perform tasks in specific ways can change the way you see things near your hands, findings from two experiments show.
What we see in the periphery, just outside the direct focus of the eye, may sometimes be a visual illusion, research shows.
Visual acuity is thought to be dictated by the shape and condition of the eye but new findings suggest it may also be influenced by perceptual processes in the brain.