Did you know that your brain sees more than you do? When you look at the world around you, some of what you see gets processed consciously, but other information gets processed without you being aware of it. Information about what you see and how to interact with it are processed in two separate visual pathways. While you may not notice the difference, peculiar examples of brain damage or optical illusions show us that the two streams are separate. Watch this SciToons video to learn more about dual stream processing.
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