The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The basic neurobiology behind the visual illusion that is ‘here to break the internet’.

The basic neurobiology behind the visual illusion that is ‘here to break the internet’. | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At this point, you might already be familiar with the visual illusion which, according to Time Magazine, is here to break the internet. Exactly 12 small black circles are scattered around this image - but the tantalising bit is that you can only see a few of them at any one time. As you move…
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A very detailed explanation of how this illusion works. Get ready for a long read.
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New Scientist TV: Friday Illusion: Star Trek effect beams triple trick

No, it's not science fiction: a new illusion that looks like a flight through space simultaneously tricks your brain in three different ways.

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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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