The brain and illusions
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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Spectacular “River Giants”

Spectacular “River Giants” | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
High-speed photographer Jack Long takes captures of colored water eruptions that resemble stained-glass jellyfishes. Suspended in mid-air, these liquid forms only last a fraction of a second, and some shots require two cameras to create a three-dimensional effect. Jack Long calls them “Giants,” and as pretty as they look, they actually take a lot of...
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A very colourful set of photos that look like flying jellyfish.

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High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso | Colossal

High Speed Photographs of Ink Mixing with Oil by Alberto Seveso | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Add ink and oil and photograph at high speed.  Looks like...?

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High-Speed Photography Turns Water Droplets Into Liquid Sculptures

High-Speed Photography Turns Water Droplets Into Liquid Sculptures | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The water droplet is the quintessential cliché of high-speed photography. Any Internet search will produce a dizzying number of bursting and rippling liquid surfaces. Yet in the right hands, even the familiar can be extraordinary.

[Not an illusion but just as unbelievable! -GC]

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High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher | Colossal

High Speed Sea Foam Photographed by Ger Kelliher | Colossal | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
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Art or Reality?  Great example of what we are able to see with high-speed photography.

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Incredible Flowers Created with Splashes and High Speed Photography

Incredible Flowers Created with Splashes and High Speed Photography | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Photographer Jack Long has an absolutely amazing series of photographs titled Vessels and Blooms that features liquid flowers captured by shooting high spe
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The images are not faked with Photoshop, but are instead single exposures that result from months of planning and testing.

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