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These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain With Science | WIRED

These Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain With Science | WIRED | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
An award-winning book on optical illusions explains the science of tricking your brain.
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Some old illusions here but they come as part of a review of a book on illusions called "Eye benders: The Science of Seeing and Believing" by Clive Gifford.

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'Illusion' distorts dentists' work: study

'Illusion' distorts dentists' work: study | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A new study has found dentists are drilling bigger holes in teeth than necessary when performing root canals due to an optical illusion.
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I knew it!

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Trick of the Light – Optical Illusions Can’t be Beat | Brain Blogger

Trick of the Light – Optical Illusions Can’t be Beat | Brain Blogger | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

You know ‘em, you love ‘em: Suddenly, pictures bulge out in three dimensions, or static dots begin to swirl, or you see colors that aren’t really there.

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15 cool word illusions

15 cool word illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

If you're a regular visitor (reader) of my blog, you'll probably know that I really like optical illusions. Here's another article about this phenomenon, now it's all about optical illusions with words.

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Galileo's Optical Illusion Explained by Neuroscience

Galileo's Optical Illusion Explained by Neuroscience | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A light-colored object on a dark background appears larger than a dark object on a light background, but until recently, no one knew why. Now, a study suggests that a difference in how the brain's cells respond to light and dark could explain the illusion
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Nice explanation of this illusion called Galileo's puzzle. It might help explain why the moon looks bigger near the horizon, but that's another scoop...

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Hole in Your Hand Optical Illusion Image Science Experiment of the Week 323

Hole in Your Hand Optical Illusion Image Science Experiment of the Week 323 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Science experiment 323. A Hole in Your Hand. This week's experiment is an old one and an easy one. It is a simple
illusion that makes it seem that you have a hole through your hand.
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Cool Optical Illusions - The Famous Crazy Distorted Circle

Cool Optical Illusions - The Famous Crazy Distorted Circle | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Here's a great optical illusion you can do with an empty paper towel tube. Hold it next to your hand and then let your eyes relax, focus on the distance and it will appear that you are looking in a hole in your hand! This is one that kids will really like, so next time you are looking for a new way to entertain a child, try this technique!

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