The people who can see in pitch darkness

Some people can "see" their own hands waving in front of their faces while in total darkness. It shouldn't be possible, but a quirk of their senses allows these people to perceive movement without using their eyes. » 11/05/13 8:00am 11/05/13 8:00am

Train yourself to see impossible colors

Hiding in the shadows between the colors we see everyday are weird, impossible shades, colors that you shouldn't be able to see and generally don't... unless you know how. Here's a simple guide to seeing impossible and imaginary colors. » 8/09/13 1:00pm 8/09/13 1:00pm

10 Limits to Human Perception ... and How They Shape Your World

Every human has limits. You can only run so fast, jump so high, and go for so long without water. But what about restrictions upon our five senses, those tools that we use to perceive and understand our surroundings? Here are ten limitations on human perception that have a direct impact on how we understand the world. » 7/17/12 10:26am 7/17/12 10:26am

Why gymnasts don't really need their eyes

Gymnastics is one of the most physically demanding activities imaginable, and you would assume it's a good idea to have complete use of your eyes while performing aerial somersaults. But science never got anywhere by taking assumptions at face value. » 3/09/11 4:22pm 3/09/11 4:22pm

Smelling bad actually makes you look uglier

Relative to pretty much any other mammal, humans have an absolutely atrocious sense of smell. But even our weakest sense is powerful enough to affect how we think...starting, of course, with how attractive other people look. » 3/06/11 10:30am 3/06/11 10:30am

Train yourself to see impossible colors

Hiding in the shadows between the colors we see everyday are weird, impossible shades, colors that you shouldn't be able to see and generally don't...unless you know how. Here's a simple guide to seeing impossible and imaginary colors. » 12/09/10 1:25pm 12/09/10 1:25pm