Do animals see the world the way we do?

We can't ask them, so scientists have devised an experiment.

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  • Humans have the capacity for conscious awareness of our visual world.
  • While all sighted animals respond to visual stimuli, we don't know if any of them consciously take note of what they're seeing in the way that we do.
  • Researchers from Yale have devised experiments that suggest that rhesus monkeys share this ability.

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Brain hemispheres swap memories to help you see the big picture

Scientists observe how the halves of the brain keep us informed about everything everywhere.

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  • Each hemisphere of your brain stores memories of the visual input from your opposite side.
  • Your working memory needs information from both hemispheres for you to effectively function.
  • To keep us aware of what's all around us, each hemisphere copies relevant memories to the other side when your gaze shifts.
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    Hues of our own: How we perceive color

    Is your red the same as mine? Probably not.

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    Each of us lives in our own multi-colored universe. And there's scientific proof of it.

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    By the age of 3, children appreciate nature's fractal patterns

    Fractal patterns are noticed by people of all ages, even small children, and have significant calming effects.

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    • A new study from the University of Oregon found that, by the age of three, children understand and prefer nature's fractal patterns.
    • A "fractal" is a pattern that the laws of nature repeat at different scales. Exact fractals are ordered in such a way that the same basic pattern repeats exactly at every scale, like the growth spiral of a plant, for example.
    • Separate studies have proven that exposure to fractal patterns in nature can reduce your stress levels significantly.
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    Colors evoke similar emotions around the world, survey finds

    Certain colors are globally linked to certain feelings, the study reveals.

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    • Color psychology is often used in marketing to alter your perception of products and services.
    • Various studies and experiments across multiple years have given us more insight into the link between personality and color.
    • The results of a new study spanning 6 continents (30 nations) shows universal correlations between colors and emotions around the globe.
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