The brain and illusions
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The brain and illusions
What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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The incredible Perspective Illusions of Erik Johansson

The incredible Perspective Illusions of Erik Johansson | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Journey into the mind of Swedish photographer Erik Johansson, who's vision of the world around him is truly unique
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Some very good examples of Erik Johansson's work. I think he does his best when he integrates the illusion with a scene from nature.
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Optical Illusions and the Illusion of Love

Optical Illusions and the Illusion of Love | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways--that illusions play with our hearts and minds
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A set of visual illusions using "love" as the theme.

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Seeing isn't believing: Mind-bending optical illusions

Seeing isn't believing: Mind-bending optical illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Is reality an illusion? Whatever the case may be, our brain has a nasty habit of playing tricks on us, bending objective reality into the subjective. Behold the world of mind-altering optical illusions.
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Plenty of old favourites here but there are some new ones.  A worthy collection of illusions.  Now, if they could just explain why they work...

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Optical illusions

What you can do with a picture Ce qu'on peut faire avec une photo
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Nice touched up photos but barely scrapes into the 'illusions' category.

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Pareidolia

We see patterns and attribute meaning that isn’t there Pareidolia and the case of N-RAYS!! N-RAYS!! N-RAYS!! N-RAYS!! N-RAYS!! N-RAYS!!
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Photos: No Photoshop here: Japanese artist creates optical illusion with 3D body art.

Photos: No Photoshop here: Japanese artist creates optical illusion with 3D body art. | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
These pictures are not Photoshopped! Teenage Japanese artist creates optical illusion with body art.
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This has been around before but it is worth having another look at the artistry of Choo San.

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Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks

Chalk artists create 3D illusions on the the streets of Atlantic City — NewsWorks | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
On Indiana Avenue near Bally s Casino in Atlantic City a giant centipede crawled out of a yawning black hole in the pavement where a sewer cover had been dislodged But instead of running away a
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Nice slideshow of a recent 3D chalk art display in Atlantic City.

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Meet The Original Optical Illusionist

Meet The Original Optical Illusionist | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Before Reddit and DeviantART became the go-to havens for op art online, Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo set the standard for hallucinatory portraits that left the mind reeling.
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Lovely to see this again.  This link has more of Giuseppe's artwork as a slideshow.   Mmmm, delicious!

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The Absolute Best Optical Illusions of 2012

The Absolute Best Optical Illusions of 2012 | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't;
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