Even in the Dark, Brain "Sees" Its Own Body’s Movement, University of Rochester Study

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As Halloween approaches, the thought of walking through a dark room, hands outstretched to find your way, might take on a more sinister feel than usual, putting you on the lookout for shadowy figures. Yet new research indicates the shadows you see may not be hocus pocus, but your brain perceiving and interpreting your own movements in the dark. With the help of computerized eye trackers, new research finds that at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand even in the absence of all light.

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