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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The moon illusion - Andrew Vanden Heuvel

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-moon-illusion-andrew-vanden-heuvel Have you noticed how the full moon looks bigger on the horizon than high o...
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One of my favourite illusions - I still am not sure that I understand the reason for it, but this is a pretty good summary of what we know so far.

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This stunning Moonrise is an optical illusion

This stunning Moonrise is an optical illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Holy crap. This, everybody, is a Moonrise. The image was captured last week in Cape Sounion, Greece, by photographer Chris Kotsiopoulos, and it's one of the most mindblowing images of the Moon we've seen in in quite some time.
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