The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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10 Most Brilliant Social Experiments — PsyBlog

10 Most Brilliant Social Experiments — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Ten of the most influential social psychology experiments.
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A decent summary with links to ideas such as the Halo Effect, Cognitive Dissonance, False Consensus Bias and the Bystander effect.

Key experiments include Zimbardo's prison experiment and Millgram's experiment on obedience are also covered.

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Audio illusions that will fool your ear (and brain)

Audio illusions that will fool your ear (and brain) | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Listen to these audio illusions to guess a mysterious (but familiar) tune, hear phantom words or experience a virtual haircut!
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Visual Illusions Gallery : Index

Visual Illusions Gallery : Index | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Landrigan Visual Illusions Gallery.

Nice collection of simple illusions. Although somewhat dated, some pages have animations and most have some sort of explanation.

Near the end, there are links to other sites that deal with illusions. Great resource.

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History Repeats Itself, First as Tragedy, Second as Animated Gif

History Repeats Itself, First as Tragedy, Second as Animated Gif | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
It's time for a second golden age of the stereoscope.
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Neuroskeptic: The Hollow Mask Illusion: Beyond Charlie Chaplin

Neuroskeptic: The Hollow Mask Illusion: Beyond Charlie Chaplin | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Everyone's talking about the hollow mask illusion, a.k.a the hollow face illusion. Wired have a nice piece about this freaky visual phenomenon, complete with YouTube video so that you can see it for yourself. It's seriously weird

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Touch Test exhibit

Our skin has sensory receptors, which detect many sensations including texture, temperature, pressure and pain. The way we interpret what we touch is often related to what we can also see.

This link is about the Questacon Exhibit in Canberra, Australia but the page has lots of other links and activities associated with illusions. (http://fascinatingscience.questacon.edu.au/assets/touch_test.pdf)

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