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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The beauty of science - ambiguous garage

Hello Everyone! This is the first video of a series about optical illusions and perspective I'm working on. Made with Blender 2.77, rendered in Cycles. Th
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A rendered, animated version of the illusion, originally done with paper.
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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.

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CogFit-Quest's curator insight, August 13, 2014 11:54 AM

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

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Incredible optical illusion: Are the dots moving straight or wiggling?

Incredible optical illusion: Are the dots moving straight or wiggling? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Scientists at Keio University in Japan found that if dots move in a straight line without colliding, the mind incorrectly sees them as wriggling around.
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Moving dots. Not for those prone to nausea...

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2012 Finalists « Best Illusion of the Year Contest

2012 Finalists « Best Illusion of the Year Contest | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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The ten best illusions for 2012

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Patakk

Patakk | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
originals >>>
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Ummm. Not sure I can describe this adequately.  This is a series of animated gifs on a variety of topics. Just look at it...it gets a bit weird near the end.

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Anatomical Mashups | The Scientist Magazine®

Anatomical Mashups | The Scientist Magazine® | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artist Brian Andrews uses human and veterinary x-rays to create haunting animated hybrids.

[Warning - the video is not for the faint-hearted.  Whilst technically these are not illusions I could not let it pass without noting here].

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New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Running man moves in two directions

Think this animated man is running to the left? Switch your point of view and you may change your mind.

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The Cyclotrope | Colossal

The Cyclotrope | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

The Cyclotrope is an ingenious short animation by Tim Wheatley. By affixing a sequence of 18 objects to the wheel and rotating at just the right speed the illusion of animation is created. Excuse me while I dismantle my neighbor’s bicycle

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Free Animated Mechanical Paper Models

Free Animated Mechanical Paper Models | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Free paper models that are animated/mechanical. Amazing machines made of paper, paper gears and mechanics.

However, the most relevant are about halfway down the page - includes how to make butterfly illusions, robot dog illusions and a moving sculpture illusion.

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Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #7 - YouTube

Add me on Facebook (click LIKE on Facebook to add me) http://www.facebook.com/brusspup Download the song in this video: Song name: Monolith https://itunes.ap...
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Brusspup do it again.  Worth waiting until you see the last animation.

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The squares marked A and B are the same color - Imgur

The squares marked A and B are the same color - Imgur | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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This illusion is doing the rounds again. However, this animated version shows the build up of grey-coloured squares over time to show that they start off the same colour but finish different shades of grey.

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Penrose Triangle Animation

Penrose Triangle Animation | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The Penrose triangle, first popularized back in the 50′s by mathematician Roger Penrose is a peculiar impossible object that resembles an illusion only from a certain perspective.
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Hope this works on Scoop.It. Very nice animation showing how the Penrose triangle is impossible...or is it?

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Wobbly Bobbly Illusion

Wobbly Bobbly Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Click on the link and look for the Start/Stop button near the bottom left of the screen.  Be prepared to be Bobbled!

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Strobe Illusion - Stare into the Strobe and begin to hallucinate!

Strobe Illusion - Stare into the Strobe and begin to hallucinate! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A very trippy and powerful optical illusion.

[Not for everyone - if you can't look at it directly, try looking at it using your peripheral vision, you will still get the effect - GC]

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Optical illusion turns pictures into animation

Optical illusion turns pictures into animation | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
YouTube optical illusion video by brusspup that turns 2D still prints into 3D moving images...
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Stepping Feet Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions

Stepping Feet Optical Illusion | Mighty Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Here's an interesting optical illusion animation I discovered earlier today. Check out them traveling feet on your right: one may think they tend to step out of phase every now and then when the radial grid becomes visible, yet in reality their movement is always constant and parallel. This becomes obvious whenever the grid disappears.

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Visual Illusions Gallery : Index

Visual Illusions Gallery : Index | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Landrigan Visual Illusions Gallery.

Nice collection of simple illusions. Although somewhat dated, some pages have animations and most have some sort of explanation.

Near the end, there are links to other sites that deal with illusions. Great resource.

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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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