The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Meet the Animal Masters of Illusion

Meet the Animal Masters of Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Humans are not the only species to use visual trickery to their advantage
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Another great set of animal illusion examples. 

The post discusses the techniques of masquerade, crypsis and mimicry

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An Eyeful of Natural Selection

An Eyeful of Natural Selection | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
You are looking at the hind end  [see correction below] of various rainforest caterpillars.  But if you thought for just a moment that you were looking at snakes or lizards, well, so do a lot of pr...
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Illusions are even important in the animal kingdom!

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Six ways animals use fake eyes

Six ways animals use fake eyes | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A fresh look at the science of eyespots reveals some modern surprises
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How different animals use mimicry, usually featuring eyes, to ward off predators.

Evolution is a marvellous process!

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