Perception

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Our capacity to recognize patterns might be attributed to the brain’s drive to describe things in the simplest feasible way

Infants may recognize regular sound sequences during their first year of life. As we grow…