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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Alessandro Diddi, Master of Illusion

Alessandro Diddi, Master of Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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The anamorphic work of Alessandro Diddi. 

Brilliant. Wish I could post more of his pictures.

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Optical Illusions by Ivan Hoo

Optical Illusions by Ivan Hoo | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Indonesian Artist Ivan Hoo is a master at creating optical illusions. No, those aren't real starbucks cups, they are the result of pastels, pencils and outstanding talent. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ivan-Hoo-Art/441601749220801
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When I first saw the Starbucks cups on the wooden piece, I thought, "Ho hum" until I realised that they were drawings!

I should have said, "Whoo, Hoo!".

Incredible talent.

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Gestalt Theory of Visual Perception

Gestalt Theory of Visual Perception | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Uses Gestalt Theory and it's principles to explain how illusions work.  Worth a read if you want to go a little deeper than the usual article on illusions

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Alf Andersen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 4:40 PM

a bit of theory - Gestalt psychology: perception

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Drawings That Leap Off the Page | Mighty Optical Illusions

Drawings That Leap Off the Page | Mighty Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
I'm not sure if we already featured Alessandro Diddi, a skilled italian illustrator. Just watch how brilliantly he makes it possible for his viewers to believe
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I have featured this artist before but I just shake my head at his unbelievable ability to draw 3D object on paper.

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Juxtapoz Magazine - Ramon Bruin's Illustrative Illusions | Illustration

Juxtapoz Magazine - Ramon Bruin's Illustrative Illusions | Illustration | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Online version of the leading monthly contemporary and underground art bible, Juxtapoz Art and Culture Magazine, with featured articles, blogs, video, reader art, gallery guides, forums, and archives.
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Fabulous paper drawings by artist Ramon Bruin. If I could only draw snakes...

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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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MC Escher's incredible optical illusions go on display in London

MC Escher's incredible optical illusions go on display in London | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The enigmatic Dutch draftman's gravity-defying work will baffle a new generation of admirers as more than 100 pictures go on display at Dulwich Picture Gallery in London.
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From the master! A series of sketches by Escher with some explanations by the author.

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Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects | Colossal

Bizarre Illustrations by Redmer Hoekstra Merge People and Animals with Everyday Objects | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Netherlands-based artist Redmer Hoekstra draws fascinating composite illustrations that merge animals and everyday objects or machines, from a lizard with computer keyboard scales to an owl with books for wings.

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Does it have a point? I'm not sure but the drawings are very clever.

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Super Clever Sunglass Illusion

Super Clever Sunglass Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We can't stop watching this guy's mind bending optical illusion showing off Ray-Ban Clubmasters.
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Another version of the Brasspup optical illusion with a nice twist at the end.

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Paintings and Photos Merge to Form Perplexing Illusions - My Modern Metropolis

Paintings and Photos Merge to Form Perplexing Illusions - My Modern Metropolis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Multifaceted artist Gregory Scott combines painting and photography in his creative series titled Impositions. Similar to Ben Heine's Pencil Vs Camera, Scott…
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10 Amazing Optical Illusion Charcoal Drawings - WHOA

10 Amazing Optical Illusion Charcoal Drawings - WHOA | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Netherlands artist, Ramon Bruin, is trained in the art of anamorphic drawings - special works of art that appear to be in 3D.
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luis aponte's curator insight, November 3, 2014 7:54 AM

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Oh my god I wish I could be such a good artist like him. I love drawing but i can't draw like this even if I tried. I can't even draw 3D things because they always end up super ugly.

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The impossible staircase in our heads: how we visualise the world around us

The impossible staircase in our heads: how we visualise the world around us | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- Our interpretation of the world around us may have more in common with the impossible staircase illusion than it does the real world, according to research published today in the open access journal PLoS ONE.
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