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Magic helps unmask how the brain works
New illusion allows UD researchers to tap into brain’s ‘out-of-the box’ thinking

Tricks and illusions, once the domain of magicians, are helping scientists unveil how the brain works.

Here’s one you can try using a tabletop mirror. Place your left hand on the table in front of the mirror’s reflective surface and your right hand behind the mirror, about six inches away, where you can’t see it. Now tap the table surface with both hands while looking at your reflection. Within a minute, you’ll feel as though the hand you see reflected in the mirror is your right hand and it’s right next to the mirror—even though the hidden hand did not move. …

“Grand Challenges” Interdisciplinary Grants

POSTED: August 11, 2017
The Office of Graduate and Professional Education invites proposals for a new interdisciplinary grants program focusing on “grand challenges.”

For the Record, Aug. 4, 2017

POSTED: August 4, 2017
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