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Kahneman: Your Cognitive Biases Act Like Optical Illusions

Kahneman: Your Cognitive Biases Act Like Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Blind spots are more than visual.
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Daniel Kahneman and why we have cognitive biases. It's a short article but might be incentive to read his book, "Thinking Fast and Slow".
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Teller Talks: The Science Behind Magic Tricks : NPR

On stage, Teller, half of the magician team of Penn & Teller, rarely says a word. But now he's talking, explaining how magicians harness scientific research on deception to trick audiences into falling for their illusions.
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Auditory Illusions - The Naked Scientists January 2010

Auditory Illusions - The Naked Scientists January 2010 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Bob Carlyon explores the illusory side of our hearing. Has some nice examples to play.

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Skeptic » Podcasts » Current Episodes

Skeptic » Podcasts » Current Episodes | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

This week on Skepticality, Derek has a discussion with David McRainy about his latest book, You Are Not So Smart. McRainy is a journalist who mainly covers subject matter in the areas of psychology and technology, which lead him to researching many of the claims to which skeptics gravitate. In this interview, you’ll find out why you probably have too many friends on Facebook, why your memory is mostly fiction, and other ways in which you are probably deluding yourself

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» How our Intuitions Deceive Us, Part 2: Interview with Daniel Simons - World of Psychology

» How our Intuitions Deceive Us, Part 2: Interview with Daniel Simons   - World of Psychology | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Read part two of an interview with Daniel Simons on the nature of human perception, written by Jamie Hale of Psych Central.
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Guido Moretti - Optical Illusion Sculptures - Exclusive Interview

Guido Moretti - Optical Illusion Sculptures - Exclusive Interview | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Here is our first interview with Guido Moretti. We sent these questions before receiving his book, which answers many of these questions. Once you start to understand exactly how he does what he does, and how mathematic it all really is, you gain even more of an appreciation for his work. So without further ado, here is the interview with the one of the most talented 3d optical illusion sculptures in our current time:

Wait - before we jump right into the interview, you better take a look at the optical illusion that he created above. That's right, all three pictures are of the same object, with Guido Moretti in the picture. If you twist the 3d sculpture to the exact angle, you'll actually see another couple optical illusions. The first is known as the Necker Cube, which we use here at coolopticalillusions.com. And the second is the Impossible Triangle, which you can build your own from a printable form at this site. But what we don't have is the middle picture, which is the same sculpture from the side! It's not impossible!

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Did You See the Gorilla? An Interview with Psychologist Daniel Simons | SharpBrains

Did You See the Gorilla? An Interview with Psychologist Daniel Simons | SharpBrains | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
If you’ve spent any time on YouTube over the last few years (and you know you have), you’ve likely seen the video of the invisible gorilla experiment...
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