How ‘The Dress’ sparked a neuroscience breakthrough.

Remember the white/gold/black/blue dress? “Thanks to years of research into photoreceptors in the retina and the neurons to which they connect, [neuroscientist Pascal Wallisch] thought he understood the roughly thirty steps in the chain of visual processing, but “all of that was blown wide open in February 2015 when the Dress surfaced on social media.” He felt like a biologist learning that doctors had just discovered a new organ in the body.” learn more

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