3M Science of Everyday Life - Discovery EducationDid You Know? 3M is a leader in adhesive products such as Scotch® Magic™ Transparent Tape and Post-it® Notes and has applied adhesive technology to help scientists learn more about butterflies. Click here to learn more about this fun fact and more! Meet 3M Scientists Many innovations you use in your every day life were developed by 3M scientists. Dr. Dr. Science Fun These activities are designed to capture your curiosity and engage you in the scientific thinking process; while having fun!BeautifulNow is Beautiful Now | Colors Are All In Your Mind NowColors can play tricks on the mind. And the mind can play tricks on colors! Check out the fascinating new things happening right now in the world of synaesthesia and color-responsive wearables. You can learn to hear color! A new study, conducted by a team at the University of Sussex, Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science has shown for the first time that people can be trained to “see” letters of the alphabet as colors, proving that certain levels of synesthesia can be learned. The study, reported in Scientific Reports, also found that the training might potentially boost IQ. Synaesthesia is a fascinating neurological phenomenon that occurs in about 4% of the population in which senses are cross-experienced. Melissa McCracken sees sound. “... the most wonderful ‘brain malfunction’ of all is seeing the music I hear. McCracken paints music. A debate remains about whether the condition is embedded in our genes, or whether it is triggered by environmental influences.
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