Perception

Letter patterns alter the perception of truth

The phrase “A causes B” appears in a lot of statements that consumers come across…

Pattern detection and sequence learning

Humans learn and make decisions in large part through recognizing patterns. Research on the neurocomputational…

Skeletal representations of shape in the human visual cortex

Understanding how the human visual system stores item shapes and how shape is eventually utilized…

Maps of conceptual spaces in the hippocampus

How are neural representations of conceptual information structured such that people may deduce relationships they…

Pure geometry and geometric cognition

Pure geometry’s cognitive foundation is mostly unknown. Even the ‘simpler’ question of what kind of…

Einstein, geometry, and experience

As far as the propositions of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and…

A language of thought for the mental representation of geometric shapes

Why do geometric shapes such as lines, circles, zig-zags, or spirals appear in all human…

Intuitions of geometry: a signature of human singularity

Humans are unique among primates in their capacity to construct and control very complex systems…

Fractal patterns preferred by children under three years

Natural surroundings have fractal patterns that recur at various size scales, and they are also…

Number sense: emergence from the recognition of visible objects

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