Exposure to graphic images shifts your perception of reality, video games study shows

More pew pew, less QQ.

Goats can tell when you’re happy — and they like it when you smile

Just like humans, goats prefer hanging out with happy people.

Birds perceive colors and hues the same way we do

Does this mean we see everything through a bird’s eye view?

Owls perceive moving objects like we do, suggesting bird and human vision are quite similar

The findings suggest that this ability evolved before the human neocortex appeared.

Emotions shape how you see the world — quite literally

Our perception of the world isn’t a crystal-clear reflection of reality.

Biology imparts us with instinctive color categories — culture only shapes them

Color is hardwired into the brain.

Our perception of a character comes not from their actions, but from how they compare to others

There’s a thin line between hero and villain — one we redraw quite liberally.

Each language you speak in alters your perception of time, study finds

The pen is mightier than the clock too, it seems.

Your brain tricks you into seeing difficult goals as less appealing

Thanks brain…

What babies can see that you can’t anymore

If you want to an objective opinion, you should ask a baby.

Overweight people judge distances as being farther, making it harder to exercise

Our perception does not always reflect reality, as evidenced by numerous studies. The information sent by the eyes to the brain is processed and contains many short-cuts and assumptions which makes things more optimized, but also leads to biases. One study, for instance, found that people who are overweight will judge an object as being farther than it really is. This suggests that physical characteristics — people who thought they were overweight, but weren’t in fact, did not share this bias — plays a major role in defining perception.

You can never truly kiss anyone!

I am sorry to break it to you, but you can never truly kiss anyone. But hey, It’s not your fault! This is a consequence of the fact that two atoms can never really touch each other.

Delusional people actually see the world differently

There’s an extremely fine line between delusion and grand vision – it’s enough just to take a look back in history and you’ll find a myriad of examples where great minds who justly challenged the status quo were labeled insane, and in some even more unfortunate times, heretics. That’s not to say that behind every conspiracy theorist or person who