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New research offers clues into how the brain shapes perception to control behavior

New research offers clues into how the brain shapes perception to control behaviorSome of the visual information our brains receive is potentially misleading. New research on fruit flies demonstrates how even a simple brain can filter out such misinformation, hinting at how our own brains might shape how we see the world—and how we react to it. More »

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Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light

Researches have found new evidence of just how sensitive an instrument the human eye is. When adjusted to the dark, the eye can detect the occurrence of a single photon, according to a recent study. More »

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In the News – Los Angeles Times – Vaziri

The human eye can detect a single photon, study finds   “‘It’s not like a dim flash of light or anything like that,’ said Alipasha Vaziri, a quantum physicist at Rockefeller University in New York City and the senior author … More »

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