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

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The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One

The Famous Optical Illusion Hidden in Every Typeface—Including This One | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Hidden in the vast majority of typefaces is one of the most well-known optical illusions in the world. Can you spot the illusion, and can you identify the famous illustration that demonstrates its power over human perception?
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An article on the illusions used in typography! Small but important.

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Gallery

Gallery | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Optical illusions, optical illusion pictures, illusions, perception
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A nice collection of optical illusions in different categories.

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ABC OPEN: The paper cutter || From Project: Makers and Creators

ABC OPEN: The paper cutter || From Project: Makers and Creators | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Jacky Cheng's parents wanted her to be an architect. She rebelled. Instead, she an artist who cuts paper. A really good one.

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Magnificent art work on paper. Just watch the video. The illusion part is a side-show.

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Tilting the Streets of San Francisco (Gravity Illusions on Hills) - YouTube

Watch Karen’s latest dance videos: http://facebook.com/iamkarenx See filmmaker Ross Ching’s work: http://rossching.com Created by Ross Ching & Karen X. Cheng...
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Very clever video that uses San Francisco's weird streets to fool the viewer.

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Phantom Eye Patients See and Feel with Missing Eyeballs - Inkfish

Phantom Eye Patients See and Feel with Missing Eyeballs - Inkfish | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Amputees often feel eerie sensations from their missing limbs. These “phantom limb” feelings can include pain, itching, tingling, or even a sense of trying to pick something up. Patients who lose an eye may have similar symptoms—with the addition of actual phantoms. Phantom eye syndrome (PES) had been studied in the past, but University of Liverpool …
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The phantom limb syndrome is well known but now research has uncovered a similar syndrome for those that lose an eye!

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Trolling our confirmation bias: one bite and we're easily sucked in

Trolling our confirmation bias: one bite and we're easily sucked in | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A recent hoax study suggesting chocolate helps people lose weight highlights many problems with the way science is conducted and reported by the media.
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How researchers managed to convince many media outlets that chocolate helps you lose weight.  The story is not unusual but we can still learn a lot about our biases by reading about the process and the reaction.

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Debunking the 4 most dangerous self help myths - YouTube

Sources for scientific journals are provided below. New videos come out every Thursday so subscribe for more videos. Visit my Facebook page for more bite siz...
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Short video which does a take of such rubbish as The Secret.  Brief and to the point.

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You probably shouldn't look at this optical illusion, it could have long-term effects

You probably shouldn't look at this optical illusion, it could have long-term effects | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Every once in a while we like to post an optical illusion that's trending in Japan at the moment, and this time around we bring you the McCollough effect. However, this is one optical illusion you probably shouldn't go through with. Don't get us wrong, we're going to post the illusion for the sake of reporting on ...
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Nice for a giggle.

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New Quirkology Video – The Incredible Candles!

New Quirkology Video – The Incredible Candles! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We don’t post many of these because they take sooooo long to think and develop, but here is our new Quirkology video – The Incredible Candles!  Hope that you enjoy it.
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This guy creates videos showing illusions and then shows you how he did it.  Very nice.

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Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind's 'Sense of Place' - PsyBlog

Brain Scans During Out-of-Body Illusion Reveal Mind's 'Sense of Place' - PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Out-of-body illusion created in the lab reveals how we know where we are.
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An out-of-body illusion that uses a scanner to reveal what the brain is focussing on during the illusion.

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New Large-scale Geometric Illusions in Paris by Felice Varini

New Large-scale Geometric Illusions in Paris by Felice Varini | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Photo © André Morin
Swiss artist Felice Varini (previously) recently opened a new solo exhibition titled "La Villette En Suites" featuring a number of anamorphic projections designed to be viewed from a single location creating an uncanny optical illusion. Varini is fascinated by ar
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Some really clever anamorphic illusions in Paris.

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Fancy shaking up your make-up routine? Check out make-up artist's fab designs

Fancy shaking up your make-up routine? Check out make-up artist's fab designs | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Hikaru Cho has created some amazing new sci-fi artwork - using the face as her canvas
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Great video of Hikaru Cho and her very realistic body painting style.

Pity it's a bit of a commercial for a phone.

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3D Drawing: A Realistic Glass of Water/ AMAZING illusion anamorphic - YouTube

Amazing speed painting of an anamorphic 3D Glass of water! ★ Subscribe http://goo.gl/Sznejb for more great Speed Art Portraits, 3D Art and Drawing Tutorials ...
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This would be a marvellous skill to have.  Well, watch this video to work out how the artist does it.

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3 of the best new illusions of 2015 | KSL.com

3 of the best new illusions of 2015 | KSL.com | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Optical illusions aren't just fun to talk about; they also provide insight into how we process sensory perception. The 2015 Best Illusions of the Year were announced by the Neural Correlate Society.
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Three good winners of the 2015 Best Illusion of the Year Contest with some explanations as well.

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Is Lying A Good Strategy?

Is Lying A Good Strategy? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Everybody lies. But for the most part, we still see ourselves as good, honest people. So, why do we do it—and are we all just kidding ourselves?     Daniel Ariely: “So, is lyi...
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Are white lies ok?  Or just a smaller, not less significant version of a big, fat lie.  This short article has a link to Daniel Ariely's short film on lying. Worth a look.

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If you’ve ever used Google Docs for anything important, you should know about this

If you’ve ever used Google Docs for anything important, you should know about this | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A new Chrome extension lets people see every edit made on a Google Doc, potentially revealing CV lies as well as serial editers.
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Draftback is a Chrome extension which will show you all of the edits of a document. Great for group work in schools!

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Gfycat gif

Gfycat gif | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Jiffier gifs. share your gifs with the world on the fastest gif hosting platform. Yes to playback controls, No to size limits!
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Watch this gif.

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The Moon Terminator Illusion - YouTube

http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce http://instagram.com/electricpants Sources and sites to learn more below!!! dolly zoom effect: http://filmmakeriq.com/lesso...
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A very good explanation of why the moon looks like it is being illuminated at the wrong angle during the final phases.

Vsauce does a good job because he uses real examples to illustrate the very clear point he is making.

It is still speculative though...

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A Giant (Painted) Hole Has Taken Over A Highway In Paris

A Giant (Painted) Hole Has Taken Over A Highway In Paris | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When driving on Parisian highways, beware of vehicles stopped on the shoulder, unexpected weather delays and, of course, massive and hypnotic optical illusions.

For example, this stunning wo
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A 400ft x 100ft illusion of a hole in the road.  Man, that is dedication...

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Optical illusion could identify refractive need

Optical illusion could identify refractive need | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
An optical illusion involving images of Albert Einstein and Marilyn Monroe may help identify refractive error, according to an optometrist.The image, created by Aude Oliva, PhD, in 2007, is a hybrid of Einstein and Monroe and was dubbed the “Marilyn Einstein.”
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Wow. Using an illusion to diagnose a reading error.

I like this article because it explains why the illusion works both when you look at the photo from a distance and when you glance at it quickly.

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The Science Behind the Dress

The Science Behind the Dress | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Three teams of scientists looked at the perceptions that led to the viral phenomenon of the blue and black (or was it white and gold?) dress.
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Finally, the dilemma about that 'dress' has been discussed by scientist and it's all about blue light and our inability to discern it clearly in low light.

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The incredible folding, exploding hotel – in pictures

The incredible folding, exploding hotel – in pictures | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Would you check in to Víctor Enrich’s shapeshifting hotel? Using 3D-image wizardry, the Spanish photographer and sometime piano player has made Munich’s NH Deutscher Kaiser Hotel dance in 88 mindbending ways – one for each of his beloved instrument’s keys
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One hotel, many views. Is it real?

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Cross-Post: The Myth of Magical Thinking

Cross-Post: The Myth of Magical Thinking | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: This piece was originally posted on Grounded Parents and is written by Angela about the pervasiveness of magical thinking in the infertility community. If you want to read the rest o...
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A reminder of the importance of not adding pressure on people who want to get pregnant by invoking magical thinking to solve their problems.

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Amazing strobes animation made out of chocolate - YouTube

Amazing strobes animation made out of chocolate, optical illusion, viral video. Amazing strobes animation made out of chocolate. It's called 'persistence of ...
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It's an older video but still nice to see chocolate used in such a delicious way.

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A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown

A Sprawling New Cut Paper Bacterium by Rogan Brown | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artist Rogan Brown (previously) recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown's exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44" scu
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Incredible paper! cut model of a bacterium.  No wonder it took him four months.  However, the results are spectacular!

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