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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Can You Find The Skull In These Eerie Optical Illusions?

Can You Find The Skull In These Eerie Optical Illusions? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
While M.C. Escher's mind-bending staircases are taught in most elementary school classrooms, István Orosz's hand-drawn mysteries are less of a household name, although they're just as bizarre.
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Is this Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? Welcome to ten of the greatest optical illusions

Is this Einstein or Marilyn Monroe? Welcome to ten of the greatest optical illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This image might looks like Einstein, but move away from the screen and suddenly it'll transform into Marilyn Monroe. RICHARD WISEMAN chooses his ten favourite optical illusions.
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Malaysian illustrator’s weird and whimsical illusions will tease your mind

Malaysian illustrator’s weird and whimsical illusions will tease your mind | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Malaysian T-shirt designer Chow Hon Lam has a gift for playful, ambiguous compositions. In addition to distributing his shirt designs via his website Flying Mouse 365, Lam has done exclusive designs for Nike, and a number of his prints have been featured in the book "The Art of Illusion" by Brad Honeycutt and Terry Stickels.

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13 Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind

13 Optical Illusions That Will Blow Your Mind | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When it comes to admiring 3D street art, it's often a matter of perspective -- look at a street artist's design from one angle and it appears flat and distorted, but from another the illustration comes alive.
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Skytopia : Dynamic Optical Illusions - GROW ILLUSION.

Stare at the centre of the illusion for one minute then look away.

Not for those inclined to vertigo!

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Looking into Einstein’s head (optical illusion) | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

Cool stuff | optical illusion | Wow, it's been forever since I've posted a brain-melty optical illusion, and I love me some illusions.
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Metamorphosis- Art That Transforms Before Your Eyes

Metamorphosis- Art That Transforms Before Your Eyes | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We've all seen the famous Young Girl-Old Woman illusion, but Swiss artist Markus Raetz has taken perceptive illusions into the third dimension.
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More than meets the eye

More than meets the eye | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Dr Joel Warshowsky says there are many highly intelligent children around the world that struggle in the classroom when it comes to learning, behaviour and attention due to visual disorders.
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Eye-popping illusion lets you write with gaze alone

Eye-popping illusion lets you write with gaze alone | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
In an innovation that could benefit the disabled, a French researcher finds a way to trick the eyes into moving more smoothly so they can be used like a pencil to write cursive. Read this blog post by Leslie Katz on Crave.
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Most 10 Of Everything | 10 Most Impressive Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini

Most 10 Of Everything | 10 Most Impressive Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Felice Varini is a Swiss artist , famous with amazing anamorphic Illusions.Check 10 Most Impressive Anamorphic Illusions by Felice Varini.
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» Avoiding Common Errors in Language Processing - Psych Central News

» Avoiding Common Errors in Language Processing - Psych Central News | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A new study finds that we are often sloppy in processing or interpreting language, as investigators determined our brains often do not notice key words that can...
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Artist brings 3-D pavement art to Grand Canyon

(AP) — Uninspired by modern art, Kurt Wenner set out to learn how European masters made architecture soar and figures float in ceiling frescoes.
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Optical Illusions Put In On Roads To Trick Drivers Into Slowing Down

Optical Illusions Put In On Roads To Trick Drivers Into Slowing Down | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
One city painted lines on a road and planted trees in a certain fashion to trick drivers into thinking they are going faster than they really are, in hopes to decrease the number of people speeding.
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Mirror-gazing illusion more intense in schizophrenia

Patients with schizophrenia report more intense perceptual illusions during the mirror-gazing task than do mentally healthy people, report researchers who also found that the patients were more likely to believe their illusions were real.

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Green Dot Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions

Green Dot Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
As always, Gianni Sarcone keeps amazing us with his clever puzzles! Check out this image below, and ask yourself what is the true color of the central dot?
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Reverse spokes // cogsci.nl

Reverse spokes // cogsci.nl | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Another cool illusion is the “reverse spokes” illusion, which has been studied by Anstis and Rogers (and probably discovered as well. Anstis describes the illusion very modestly as “new, or newish”.).

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Nice source of illusions on the right-hand menu on this site. GC

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Curiosity show - the ames windo

This is number 16 of a video from 1988 20 things 2 make and do from mCuriosity show...

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Why the Color of Your Dinner Plate Matters: BA Daily

Why the Color of Your Dinner Plate Matters: BA Daily | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Because looks can be deceiving--in a good way...
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Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only

Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
No ink. No pencils. Just shadows and light on folded white paper.
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But wait, there's more: why it's good to procrastinate

But wait, there's more: why it's good to procrastinate | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
But wait, there's more: why it's good to procrastinate...
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Do good things come to those who wait? - Telegraph

Do good things come to those who wait? - Telegraph | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Academics have come up with a new twist on the adage 'more haste, less speed' – speedy decisions can ruin careers, lose money and cost lives...
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Illusions That Let Your Hands Lie to Your Brain

Illusions That Let Your Hands Lie to Your Brain | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
One of the things your brain excels at is changing itself around to fit new circumstances. People can cut bits out of it, sometimes extending to half of your entire brain, and the mind adapts.
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Phobia Themed Optical Illusions

These self-animated images (courtesy your mind) illustrate various common phobias, and some not so common. How many phobias could you name? Over 100 differen...
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No GIFs Just Image Illusions (11 pics) - Izismile.com

It might seem like some of these optical illusions are GIFs but in fact they are all images that appear to be moving.

More apparent movement illusions.

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