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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The Weird Connections Between Hearing and Taste

The Weird Connections Between Hearing and Taste | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Headphones could make those Pringles seem crunchier.
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Recount of a couple of experiments (including the well-known "Pringle" test) showing how sound influences our perception of flavour. I think the author is too quick to jump to conclusions about this BUT it is worth reading about how restaurants and supermarket chain use sound or music in their stores.

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Paintings and Photos Merge to Form Perplexing Illusions - My Modern Metropolis

Paintings and Photos Merge to Form Perplexing Illusions - My Modern Metropolis | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Multifaceted artist Gregory Scott combines painting and photography in his creative series titled Impositions. Similar to Ben Heine's Pencil Vs Camera, Scott…
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Cutlery 'can influence food taste'

Cutlery 'can influence food taste' | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Our perception of a food's taste can be influenced by the appearance of the spoon or fork used to eat it, research suggests.
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Although based on self-reporting, it is an interesting addition to the vast literature on why people eat what they eat.  And people say that obesity is just down to personal choice...

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Mirror-gazing illusion more intense in schizophrenia

Patients with schizophrenia report more intense perceptual illusions during the mirror-gazing task than do mentally healthy people, report researchers who also found that the patients were more likely to believe their illusions were real.

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