Video: Watch Memories Form in a Mouse Brain

Have you ever wondered what your brain looks like when it’s forming memories? The above video, which comes from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, shows off fluorescently tagged molecules as they traverse a mouse brain’s labyrinth of cells, forming new memories. It’s a breakthrough the researchers call a “technological tour de force.”

Video(s): These Anamorphic Illusions Have Declared War on Your Brain

You know, our brains aren’t perfect. We can’t always believe our own eyes, for all the good they do us. Take, for example, these anamorphic illusions, brought to us by YouTube user brusspup. They’re distorted photorealistic print-outs that, when viewed at the perfect angle, appear mind-bogglingly realistic.