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This Street Performer Has Mastered One of the Greatest Illusions

This Street Performer Has Mastered One of the Greatest Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
These Prague street performers have pulled off one of the finest executions of the levitating man illusion you will ever see. For those of you who hate fun and wonder, we've got the secret — and the physics — behind this ancient trick.
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How to create your own levitation illusion.

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Quantum Levitation

Video courtesy of the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), representing the science center and museum field worldwide. To learn more, visit

This video is so weird it has to be an illusion - but it isn't!

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Can Skepticism Blind You to the Truth?

Can Skepticism Blind You to the Truth? | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
An odd experiment, done by a believer in paranormal phenomena, opens a few questions about how everyone perceives the world. We know that belief can blind people – but can disbelief do the same thing?
Gerald Carey's insight:

I am not sure that I would come to the same conclusion as the author but the story she recounts is interesting.

Just as interesting are the reactions of the participants.

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