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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Window Silhouettes Illusions

Window Silhouettes Illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Voici une nouvelle série de l’artiste espagnol Pejac réalisée en intérieur, proposant ainsi avec un simple pinceau d’inclure des jolies silhouet
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This artist create silhouettes in proportion and then takes photos giving the illusion of depth.

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NeuroLogica Blog » The Spinning Girl Illusion Revisited

NeuroLogica Blog » The Spinning Girl Illusion Revisited | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

Three years ago I wrote a post about a popular illusion - the spinning girl or silhouette illusion. This is a popular online illusion, and also remains my most popular post. (Original illusion by Nobuyuki Kayahara here.) The popularity of this illusion seems to be tied to the fact that it is used in many online quizzes, with the claim that the direction in which you see the girl spin will tell you which side of your brain is dominant. In my prior post I primarily addressed that claim – explaining that the “left brain – right brain” thing is all nonsense, and which way the girl appears to spin tells you nothing about your personality or talents.

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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 6:28 PM

Sooo awsome!!!!

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The Silhouette Illusion Study Debunks Myth About This Popular Optical Illusion

The Silhouette Illusion  Study Debunks Myth About This Popular Optical Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
A psychology professor has found that the way people perceive the Silhouette Illusion, a popular illusion that went viral and has received substantial online attention, has little to do with the viewers' personality, or whether they are left- or...
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