The brain and illusions
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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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How a fish’s brain is like yours

How a fish’s brain is like yours | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It can be tricked in just the same way
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Yes, even fish fall for the Ebbinghaus illusion.

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The Moon Illusion

The Moon Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
We have record of people noticing that the Moon looks larger at the horizon than directly overhead dating as far back as 4 BC, but I have a feeling that people have noticed it for as long as people...
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We don't quite know why this works but there are some activities to try on the page,

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The Dynamic Ebbinghaus - YouTube

1srt prize winner of the 2014 Best Illusion of The Year Contest http://illusionoftheyear.com/ Christopher D. Blair, Gideon P. Caplovitz, and Ryan E.B. Mrucze...
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The Ebbinhaus illusion is well known but this version moves and it is very difficult NOT to feel that the centre circle is not expanding and contracting.

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The Supermoon Illusion

The Supermoon Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
You’ve probably all seen it before, a huge Full Moon sitting on the horizon and you wonder why it looks much bigger than at other times?
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