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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The floor is lava, and other optical illusion artworks pop up in South Korea - The Boston Globe

The floor is lava, and other optical illusion artworks pop up in South Korea - The Boston Globe | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Remember playing “the floor is lava” as a kid? People who take a stroll through a South Korean park won’t have to use their imaginations anymore.
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Only three photos here but still a lot of effort was used to create these South Korean illusions.
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Quirky New Chalk Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor by David Zinn

Quirky New Chalk Characters on the Streets of Ann Arbor by David Zinn | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Michigan illustrator David Zinn (previously) has brightened the streets of Ann Arbor with his off-the-wall (or technically on-the-wall) chalk drawings since 1987. The artist works with chalk or charcoal to create site-specific artworks that usually incorporate surrounding features like cracks, s
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Always a big fan of chalk art in 3D.

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76 Unbelievable Street And Wall Art Illusions

76 Unbelievable Street And Wall Art Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This huge collection of wall art illusions will twist your brain into a pretzel. It's an inspiring kind of street art that will give you a creativity boost.
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A large collection of anamorphic artworks including lots of chalk art.

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joancporta's curator insight, October 6, 2014 1:06 PM

¡Impressionants il·lusions òptiques en arquitectura contemporània!

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You Must See These Sidewalk Chalk Art Illusions

You Must See These Sidewalk Chalk Art Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
For most people, a sidewalk is a convenient way to get from here to there and the best use for an asphalt parking lot is to park your automobile. For a sidewalk chalk artist, these surfaces are viewed in a completely different light. They represent blank canvases awaiting temporary masterpieces to be drawn onto them.…
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These chalk drawings (what an understatement) are becoming incredibly complex pieces of art. Magnificent.

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Televisual | NEWS & COMMENTS

Televisual | NEWS & COMMENTS | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Televisual | The Business Magazine For The Broadcast And Production Community
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Includes a video. Pretty spectacular...

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Ferris Wheel Chalk Drawing Illusion

Ferris Wheel Chalk Drawing Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
If you haven’t heard of Julian Beever before, head straight to the #3D Chalk Drawings category first!
The ferris wheel featured on your right was hand drawn by before-mentioned chalk artist of unquestionable talent.
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Zurich Pizza Pavement Drawing | Mighty Optical Illusions

Zurich Pizza Pavement Drawing | Mighty Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Let’s see what Julian Beever has been up to lately. His latest drawing was done in Zurich, depicting a giant 3D pizza. Like it?
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Julian Beever is just brilliant.

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Fantastic 3D Illusion Street Art | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent

Fantastic 3D Illusion Street Art | Asia News – Politics, Media, Education | Asian Correspondent | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Madrid-based street artist Eduardo Relero is not only a talented 3D illusionist but an enthralling storyteller as well. [The street art is getting better - GC]

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Elizabeth Otis's curator insight, January 25, 2014 2:40 AM

The art that you see in these pictures are amazing. I wonder how long it takes the artist to do something like this. I also wonder how much he gets paid for something like this. 

Heather Denmark's curator insight, February 8, 2015 1:57 AM

Turning the 2-D into the 3-D. I can't wait for my students to see this master of illusion.

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You Won't Believe These 3D Chalk Illusions!

You Won't Believe These 3D Chalk Illusions! | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At first glance, street artist Julian Beever's sidewalk creations look like unfinished chalk drawings of oddly morphed animals or landscapes.
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3D Artist Wows Travelers

3D Artist Wows Travelers | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Former scientific space illustrator at NASA turned 3D street artist Kurt Wenner is giving travelers passing through Singapore’s Changi Airport an eyeful.
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3D Street Art: 14 Eye-Popping Optical Illusions Created In Chalk

3D Street Art: 14 Eye-Popping Optical Illusions Created In Chalk | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The world's foremost experts on 3D street art create imaginary worlds so realistic it takes a triple-take to grasp exactly what you're looking at.
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Fantastic street art collection.
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Wait Until You Realize What You’re Actually Looking At

Wait Until You Realize What You’re Actually Looking At | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Artists like Chris Carlson make trippy murals with their skillful mastery of perspective. Though his chalk drawings are on a flat surface, they're so well done that they'd have you to believe they were 3-D. A time-lapse of Carlson's work was recently featured on the...
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Includes some good videos.

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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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3D Optical illusions Art Pictures and Eye Magic Images

3D Optical illusions Art Pictures and Eye Magic Images | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

These 3D Optical illusions Art, Paintings, Posters, Pictures and Stereograms use a mind trick in which apparent image information gathered through eye processed by brain give a delusion perception that does not tally with a physical measurement reality. Here under are the three different types of Optical Illusions:

Literal Illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them.Physiological Illusions that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, tilt, color, movement)Cognitive Illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. They are also known as "mind games".

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Nice collection of various optical illusions including street chalk, advertising and ones that appear to move.

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Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks

Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
On Indiana Avenue near Bally s Casino in Atlantic City a giant centipede crawled out of a yawning black hole in the pavement where a sewer cover had been dislodged But instead of running away a
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Nice slideshow of a recent 3D chalk art display in Atlantic City.

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3D street art is splash hit in Beijing

3D street art is splash hit in Beijing | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Judge how it compares to other pavement illusions from across the world
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Series of images summarising pavement illusions in Beijing.

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Levi Huerta's curator insight, August 15, 2013 3:43 PM

Really cool illusions

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Eduardo Relero’s Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Eduardo Relero’s Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Eduardo Relero, 48, is an Argentinian street artist who creates amazing optical illusions on the pavement of various cities around the world...

[More from the same artist - where does he get the time?]

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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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Stunning 3D Illusions Street Art | Gallery

Stunning 3D Illusions Street Art | Gallery | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Everyone loves 3D illusions right? Well how about 3D illusions in street art form. These absolutely stunning pieces of street art are all made for real, no photoshop work or anything, just some real hard work and standing at the right angle to get the real effect

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Illusions Right Beneath Your Feet

Illusions Right Beneath Your Feet | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Former NASA advanced space illustrator Kurt Wenner specializes in painstakingly rendered street paintings that fool the eye and hurt the brain.

Unbelievable set of pavement illusions.

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