Geometric Cognition

Research on cognitive geometry. Conscious and unconscious processes by which knowledge and experience are accumulated, through perceiving, recognizing, conceiving, and reasoning.

Number sense: emergence from the recognition of visible objects

Humans and animals have a “number sense,” or the capacity to intuitively estimate the numerosity…

Are patterns real or imagined?

For neuroscientists studying complex systems, patterns exhibit valuable data that may or may not correspond…

Sounds, shapes, speech and body movements convey emotion through one shared property

People communicate their emotions using their voice, face, and movement, as well as through abstract forms such…

Mathematical Beauty Activates Same Brain Region as Great Art or Music

The beauty of mathematical formulations resides in abstracting, in simple equations, universal truths. Many people,…

Deciphering the brain’s color and shape coding

A human can identify hundreds of thousands of unique colors and forms visually, but how…

Honeycomb style pattern used by the brain to code one’s position in space

A European-American research team has used electrophysiological data to prove the presence of grid-like activity…

Parametric semiology: creating meaningful architectural spaces via human patterns of behaviour

In his Parametric Semiology – The Design of Information Rich Environments (2013), Patrik Schumacher from…

‘Multi-dimensional universe’ in brain networks

Researchers were able to identify architectural patterns that arise when the brain had to comprehend…

The bouba/kiki effect used in character design

The bouba/kiki effect is a non-arbitrary mapping between spoken sounds and object visual form. Wolfgang…

The fractal brain, from a single neuron’s perspective

Physicists at Washington University in St. Louis researching the brain have demonstrated that monitoring signals…