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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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An Assortment of Visual Illusions

An Assortment of Visual Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A big part of Zachary Norman’s art focuses on his study and creation of optical illusions from stacked 3D cubes that appear to be falling over, to impossible objects that are crazily intertwined and messing with one’s mind. If you enjoy these images, also view the work of Fanette G. and Gianni Sarcone. Images ©...
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Great use of mirrors to create illusions.

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Lucid Stead installation by Phillip K Smith III at a desert cabin

Lucid Stead installation by Phillip K Smith III at a desert cabin | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Phillip K Smith III has added mirrors to the walls of a desert shack in California to create the illusion that you can see right through the building.
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Very clever use of mirrors - by Phillip K Smith?

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Mirror Creates Cool Optical Illusions

Mirror Creates Cool Optical Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At last a mirror that works wonders. Forever fickle, a mirror can either be a best friend or a dire enemy and can make the difference between whether you leave the house feeling like Brangelina or Frankenstein (no, they’re not the same).
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How Does The Coachella Tupac 'Hologram' Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] - International Business Times

How Does The Coachella Tupac 'Hologram' Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] - International Business Times | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The "resurrection" of rapper Tupac Shakur wowed audiences at the Coachella music festival.
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Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis

Man with schizophrenia has out-of-body experience in lab, gains knowledge, controls his psychosis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
RM had his first out-of-body experience at the age of 16. Now, at the age of 55, he has had more than he can count.
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The Splintered Mind: "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear"

The Splintered Mind: "Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear" | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

"Objects in Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear"
... so it says, at least, on my passenger side mirror.

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I've been worrying though, are they closer than they appear? This might seem a strange thing to worry about, but I refuse to be thus consoled.

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The Intriguing Mirror Illusions by Barbara Scerbo

The Intriguing Mirror Illusions by Barbara Scerbo | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
In her series, which is called Illusion, Barbara Scerbo, Italian photographer composes some intriguing and creative images that are cleverly execute and leave the person amazed and smiling. These images...
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This is clever stuff. Still scratching my head about how Barbara achieved this.

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Stunning optical illusions of landscapes

Stunning optical illusions of landscapes | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
IT'S a relatively simple idea - set up a mirror so you can capture the reflection of a dramatic landscape in a single photograph.
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Optical Illusion Relieves Arthritis Pain: Scientific American

Optical Illusion Relieves Arthritis Pain: Scientific American | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Arthritis pain is reduced by mirror reflections of healthier joints...
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A Mirrored Installation Lets You Crawl Up Walls Like Spider-Man - Telepresence Options

A Mirrored Installation Lets You Crawl Up Walls Like Spider-Man - Telepresence Options | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

"Batiment (Building)" uses simple mirrors instead of digital trickery to create a vertigo-inducing illusion.

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Tips for creating illusions with mirrors

Tips for creating illusions with mirrors | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

You can give any room in your home a quick, inexpensive update with the addition of a mirror, decorators say. Not only does a mirror give the illusion of visually expanding your room, it could even save you a few dollars on utility bills.

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