Category "The Day-to-Day Brain"

14Mar2021

Yawn!! You slowly open your eyes to see the bright sunlight glaring at you. Your alarm clock just woke you up from a deep sleep, giving a reminder that you have a big day ahead of you. As you wake up, you follow your routine and get started on your day. If you think this everyday activity of waking up may seem rather simple, get ready to have your mind blown with the amount of science involved behind waking up your sleepy brain!

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1Mar2021

No matter where you are in the world, colors will always surround you. Whether it’s the dark brown dirt under you, or the bright blue sky with the pretty pink butterflies fluttering in the air, your brain perceives colors in such a unique way. This amazing capability that is being done by the brain is called color vision. Color vision is the ability to distinguish different wavelengths of electromagnetic radiation. The human eye and brain together translate light into color. Light receptors inside the human eye transmit messages to the brain. These messages produce what we call color, and gives us the ability to have color vision and see all of the different colors around us. Therefore, an apple doesn’t exactly have red “inside” it. The surface of the apple is reflecting the wavelengths we see as red, and is absorbing all the rest.

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9Feb2021

Imagine this. You just came back from a stressful day of work, and you can’t wait to jump onto your couch and wind down with some of your favorite tunes. You push in a pair of earbuds into your ears, and crank up the tunes. What happens next? Your toes, fingers, and soul unite with the calming music as you hear the sound of the sweet piano vibrating in your ears. Your fingers drum to the catchy beat. Perhaps your head and shoulders bob up and down. Pretty soon, you find yourself belting out to the lyrics, busting into a groovy move, and feeling the stress slowly melt off your shoulders.

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