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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Lighting Up the Dark Side: Star Wars Shadow Art Portraits

Lighting Up the Dark Side: Star Wars Shadow Art Portraits | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Balls of aluminum foil transform into Darth Vader and irregular chunks of chocolate cookies covered in rainbow sprinkles become the Star Wars logo when a ...
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Nice shadow work to create Star Wars figures.

Includes a video.

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Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy

Shadowy Optical Illusion Mural by Strøk in Italy | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

As part of the Memorie Urbane street art festival in Italy, Norweigan stencil artist Anders Gjennestad (aka Strøk) painted this shadowy mural on the side of an old school. 

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Nice work, Anders Gjennestad.  How does he even think of this sort of art work?

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Shadowland, Pilobolus Dance Theatre NY

Spectacular performance!!
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Set of dancers create interesting sillouhettes from their body shadows.  Good use of perspective too.

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Savi#1's curator insight, April 19, 2013 1:28 PM

Sooo awsome!!!!

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Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only

Animation Without Drawing- Paper Creases Only | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
No ink. No pencils. Just shadows and light on folded white paper.
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Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds

Watch what happens with these diamonds (no camera tricks or special effects used here...just an unbelievable optical illusion). 

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This video illusion will destroy your brain | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine

This video illusion will destroy your brain | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Cool stuff | checkerboard shade illusion | I love love love optical illusions, and it's been a while since I posted one.
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Incredible optical illusion revealed. Horizontal or vertical?

An incredible optical illusion with light and shade as a piece of art.
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Very effective piece of artwork.

Pity about the camera work.

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Shadow Illusions from Artist Kumi Yamashita | HUH.

Shadow Illusions from Artist Kumi Yamashita | HUH. | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

New York City-based artist Kumi Yamashita has created a stunning series of sculptures which, when lit from the right angle, cast human shadows. The physical sculptures themselves are either made from three-dimensional lettering, cast resin, or sheet metal jutting out from the wall. 

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Fantastic shadow illusions from a artist with a lot of patience!

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40 Mind-Boggling Shadow Art Illusions [PICS]

40 Mind-Boggling Shadow Art Illusions [PICS] | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Shadows are such straightforward things: cast a light on an opaque object, and a shadow of it is thus born.
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Face up to these amazing origami illusions

Face up to these amazing origami illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

When you think 'origami,' you probably think of three-dimensional paper cranes and the like -- elegant, but abstract. But New Mexico's Kumi Yamashita has found a way to make origami strikingly lifelike by relying not on the sculpture itself, but on the shadow it casts.

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