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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The floating market of Covent Garden: Find out how artist created this stunning optical illusion which makes building appear to have broken free from its foundations 

The floating market of Covent Garden: Find out how artist created this stunning optical illusion which makes building appear to have broken free from its foundations  | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
To passers-by, it looks as though a section of the market building in London's Covent Garden has broken free from its foundations and is floating unaided, high above them.
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A lot of work went into this amazing illusion. Includes many photos and a background video.

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Street Art Turns Abandoned Buildings Into Optical Illusions

Street Art Turns Abandoned Buildings Into Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Street art, ruin porn and optical illusions are basically the holy trinity of democratized artworks.
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Wow! Just wow! Sensational art work.

In the work above, it looks like the grey part in the middle carries on in the open window...at least in my mind

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Photos: Mirror art creates gravity-defying illusion

Photos: Mirror art creates gravity-defying illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At interactive installation displayed in London, the facade of a terraced house was built on the ground with a large mirror above it. When people position themselves on the structure, they are reflected so as to appear dangling from the house.
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Series of pics showing people on a building...or are they?

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Mirror Creates Cool Optical Illusions

Mirror Creates Cool Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At last a mirror that works wonders. Forever fickle, a mirror can either be a best friend or a dire enemy and can make the difference between whether you leave the house feeling like Brangelina or Frankenstein (no, they’re not the same).
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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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Artist makes house slide into the street - but it's all just an optical illusion

Artist makes house slide into the street - but it's all just an optical illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The four-storey property looks as if it's slipping into its front garden
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Check out the slide show. Fascinating piece of architecture...

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Giant Optical Illusions That Transform Buildings and Cities

No, this building isn't being ripped open with giant actuators. It's an architectural optical illusion, created by artists using projectors. Here are some of the most astonishing examples of this city-scale art form, from around the world.
Gerald Carey's insight:

A great list of building-face illusions.  Hopefully this one (above) works!

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A Mirrored Installation Lets You Crawl Up Walls Like Spider-Man - Telepresence Options

A Mirrored Installation Lets You Crawl Up Walls Like Spider-Man - Telepresence Options | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

"Batiment (Building)" uses simple mirrors instead of digital trickery to create a vertigo-inducing illusion.

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