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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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New Scientist TV: Best illusions of 2012: Gravity-defying slope

You may not expect to see a ball slide up a slope. But a new trick shortlisted for the 2012 Best Illusion of the Year Contest makes it seem like it's possible to defy gravity.

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Illusions of Steepness and Height: Scientific American

Illusions of Steepness and Height: Scientific American | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
When we judge vertical distances, environmental cues trick our brains...
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The Ames Room Illusion

The Ames Room Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
In the Ames room illusion, two people standing in a room appear to be of dramatically different sizes, even though they are the same size. How does the Ames room illusion work? See the illusion in action and learn how it works.
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People In Power Feel Taller: Scientific American Podcast

It’s known that taller people tend to have more jobs with more authority—and higher salaries. But there’s a flip side—the more powerful a person is, the taller he or she feels.

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