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Light bulbs go off for brain scientists

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Neuroscientists may have figured out what’s behind a visual trick that puzzled Galileo Galilei and stumped many others for centuries.

The answer to this trompe l’oeil also could explain why Mom and Dad always warned against reading in dim light.

Galileo noticed that bright planets looked far different through a telescope than with the naked eye, which gave them a blurry “crown” that made Venus seem far larger than Jupiter. The Italian astronomer brushed it off as a result of…

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