Optical Illusion That Tricks Your Brain Into Time Travel @caltech
How does the brain make sense of all the information we’re bombarded with every second of every day?
It’s a complicated question, but researchers have invented two new illusions that give us some clues – one optical and one auditory. And they both trick the brain into travelling back in time to fill in gaps it thinks it’s missed.
This is technically known as postdiction, where a stimulus can have an affect on what we think we saw or heard in the past – as opposed to prediction, which works in the other direction, forwards through time.
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