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The One (Really Easy) Persuasion Technique Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog

The One (Really Easy) Persuasion Technique Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It’s supported by 42 studies on 22,000 people and it’s the easiest, most practical persuasion technique available.

Via Sandeep Gautam
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Getting people to do what you want by giving them the illusion of choice. Ethical? Read on...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 8, 2013 12:05 PM

you should read this, but you are free to ignore and read soemthing else.

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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Impossible Movie

Impossible Movie | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Movie of an impossible world...

(Very entertaining short animation based on the work of Escher).

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Hikaru Cho: amazing body paint illusions from Japanese artist - Telegraph

Hikaru Cho: amazing body paint illusions from Japanese artist - Telegraph | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Hikaru cho becomes an internet sensation for her incredible art work, she creates illusions and stop motion videos by painting on people's bodies
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Back ground video on how this fabulous artist came to paint on skin in such a realistic way.

Great stop motion video at the beginning. She has a mandarin or orange painted on her face, which she 'peels' open and then proceeds to eat one of the fruits!. 

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A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face

A Mouthful of Makeup: Artist Laura Jenkinson Draws Cartoons on Her Face | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
London-based makeup artist Laura Jenkinson has a hobby that will make you smile... really big. Using her face as a canvas, she's been drawing cartoon chara
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Wow! Drawing cartoons around your mouth and face. Just thinking HOW she did has my mind blown!

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20 Awesome Optical Illusions Using Typography

20 Awesome Optical Illusions Using Typography | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
With help of typography you can make a lot of amazing things. Let's see how some visionary artists are altering our perception of reality and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with typography. Here we have 20 amazing optical illusions using typography.
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Some excellent example of perspective illusions usually involving words or phrases.

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Is There A Man On The Moon? | IFLScience

Is There A Man On The Moon? | IFLScience | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Google Moon is a wonderful thing, but like pretty much anything it’s not fool-proof. And the proof is in the fooling, with thousands of people convinced that one user, Wowforreeel's video shows an image of an alien on the lunar surface.     It's already had three million views.
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Just silly.

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Stunningly Intricate Illustrations Of Animals And People Made Of Hundreds Of Wires

Stunningly Intricate Illustrations Of Animals And People Made Of Hundreds Of Wires | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Charis Tsevis has done it again with a wonderful 'wired' series to symbolize the relationship between the network and the human body and spirit. Fascinated
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Fantastic work with wires!

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Human brain subliminally judges 'trustworthiness' of faces

Human brain subliminally judges 'trustworthiness' of faces | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Finding from brain scans adds to evidence that we make spontaneous, largely unconscious judgments of strangers
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Very interesting study of the subconscious actions of the amygdala towards trustworthy and non-trustworthy images of people. Very subtle - the amygdala is a very important part of the brain.

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Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumseikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions
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A good collection of illusions created by the Professor. I didn't realise that he created so many.

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Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

 excellFrom Virgin Mary in a slice of toast to the appearance of a screaming face in a man’s testicles, David Robson explains why the brain constructs these illusions

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An excellent article about the phenomenon of pareidolia.

There are a number of really good images which show it clearly and it reviews some experiments designed to see what happens in the brain when exposed to examples of this.

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Guido Daniele - bodypaint

Guido Daniele - bodypaint | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Guido Daniele propone la tecnica del “body painting” con pittura dei corpi delle modelle per foto, filmati pubblicitari, sfilate ed eventi. La sua ricerca artistica degli ultimi anni lo ha portato ad unire le due tecniche tradizionali del ritratto: fotografia e pittura ad olio.
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Hand art from the man!

Lots of examples of this type of painting on this page but it has links to his other work as well.

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At First I Thought These Were Regular Paintings. Then I Kept Looking And...Holy Cow!

At First I Thought These Were Regular Paintings. Then I Kept Looking And...Holy Cow! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
You think you've seen it all, and then something like this comes along.
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The above photo does not do justice to what this artist has done. How to make real people seem like flat pieces of art.

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The psychology of first impressions - digested

The psychology of first impressions - digested | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

You’ll have had this experience - you meet a new person and within moments you feel good or bad vibes about them. This is you performing “thin slicing” - deducing information about a person based on “tells”, some more obvious than others.

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A great summary of a range of different studies showing how first impressions are so easily made.

It would be interesting to see how accurate those impressions are.

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Bolin’s Amazing Camouflages

Bolin’s Amazing Camouflages | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Liu Bolin’s art has been featured in hundreds of blogs and magazines (including Illusion), his work has been displayed in galleries in New York, France and beyond; and he was a guest speaker at TED. This Chinese artist already has a heavy schedule for the fall, as he’ll be showcasing his pictures at Artinternational, Paris Photo,...
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Wow. Liu is brilliant.

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Kids' False Memories Reveal Quirks of Learning

Kids' False Memories Reveal Quirks of Learning | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The way kids learn causes them to generate more false memories than adults
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Young children 'rely on the gist of a memory' when asking to recall an event.  They tend to 'remember' objects and people that they may be associated with the event (e.g. pens and pencils are associated with classrooms) and will 'recall' these things even if they weren't there.

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How goalkeepers can use an illusion to save penalty kicks

How goalkeepers can use an illusion to save penalty kicks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Research suggests that goalkeepers can influence the accuracy of penalty shots by assuming a posture that mimics a classic optical illusion.
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Maybe it work for the sub goal-keeper for Germany, but I don't know about this one...

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The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Created by Crispian Jago over at The Reason Stick, The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense attempts to rationalize the irrational. Great success? (click it to see a larger version)      
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Great summarising list of the many things that done to fool us.

Click on the enlarged version so you can actually read it.

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The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon

The origin of laughter, smiles and tears – Michael Graziano – Aeon | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Why do laughter, smiles and tears look so similar? Perhaps because they all evolved from a single root
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Horrible looking picture but fascinating article on the basic origin of common emotional behaviours such as smiling.

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Urban Camo: Body Paint Blends Humans into City Backdrops | Urbanist

Urban Camo: Body Paint Blends Humans into City Backdrops | Urbanist | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Human figures blend into iconic New York City scenes, from the Brooklyn Bridge to the Guggenheim Museum, in artist Trina Merry‘s tromp l’eoil urban ...
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Wow. Trina has created some fabulous figures. But how?

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How optical illusions trick your brain - Nathan S. Jacobs - YouTube

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-optical-illusions-trick-your-brain-nathan-s-jacobs Optical illusions are images that seem to trick our minds ...
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Neat TED-Ed film which visually explains three types of illusions. Explained well and animated well.

More please.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, August 13, 11:54 AM

Fascinating Ted Talk on how the brain deals with optical illusions!

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Another Head-Exploding Illusion: Rotating Rings

Another Head-Exploding Illusion: Rotating Rings | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
I do so love making your brains melt, dear BA Bloggees. That’s why I post the occasional mind-twisting illusion. And I have one here that will tangle your soul into knots. Below is an animated GIF showing two rings of circles; one with a red dot in the center (left)...
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Go here to see an animated version of the above rings.

Weird.

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Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

As part of the Memorie Urbane street art festival in Italy, Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) painted this shadowy mural on the side of an old school. 

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Nice work, Anders Gjennestad.  How does he even think of this sort of art work?

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Another 15 Amazing 3D Street Illusions (3d street, street illusions) - ODDEE

Another 15 Amazing 3D Street Illusions (3d street, street illusions) - ODDEE | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Advertisement or plain art, meet another 15 of the most awesome pieces of pavement 3D work. (3d street, street illusions)
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Some more street illusions from various artists.

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Facial features are the key to first impressions

Facial features are the key to first impressions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A new study shows that it is possible to accurately predict first impressions using measurements of physical features in everyday images of faces, such as those found on social media.
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A very interesting study on whether you can predict first impressions based on facial features.  Could result in an increase in plastic surgery!

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Illusions in Iran: Surreal 3D Murals Transform Urban Tehran | Urbanist

Illusions in Iran: Surreal 3D Murals Transform Urban Tehran | Urbanist | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The blank concrete facades of urban Tehran offer an irresistible canvas for playful large-scale murals that seem to bend reality in unexpected ways. A city of ...
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Some fantastic illusionist murals in the last place on earth that I would expect to see them - Tehran, Iran.

Just shows how ignorant I am!

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The mirror man

The mirror man | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Phantom pain, experienced in missing limbs, tortures amputees and puzzles scientists. Srinath Perur cycles round Cambodia with a man who treats it with mirrors.
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Great story about an amputee going around Cambodia helping other amputees with 'phantom limb pain'. Also highlights the dilemma of having enthusiastic amateurs give medical advice without any credentials.
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Lindzee - illusion blind - YouTube

Lindzee - illusion blind ( illusion à l'aveugle ) Facebook : Lindzee Poi Page Facebook : Lindzee Poi ( vidéos ) https://www.facebook.com/LindzeePoi?fref=ts h...
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Very clever and sometimes unsettling video on illusions.

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