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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face

Face blindness – when you can’t recognise a familiar face | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
 In this winning essay for the Wellcome Trust science writing prize, Kate Szell reports on research into prosopagnosia – face blindness
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A very insightful summary of a very unusual disability - which starts right from when we are first born and try to recognise any objects that look like faces.

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How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog

How The Mind Really Works: 10 Counterintuitive Psychology Studies — PsyBlog | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Ten psychological findings that challenge our intuitive view of how our minds work.
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This includes topics such as: cognitive dissonance, the placebo effect, obedience, suppression, multi-tasking. A good summary of the latest research.

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Now you see it, now you don't: what optical illusions tell us about our brains

Now you see it, now you don't: what optical illusions tell us about our brains | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Illusions can offer insights into how the visual system processes images.
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A good summary of the basics of why we see illusions. The article uses a range of old style illusions but I also thought it was worth posting because he used an Escher drawing at the start.

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Behavioural Economics — Slaw

Behavioural Economics — Slaw | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
What is behavioral economics? Behaviorial economics studies the effects of insights from psychology on economic decisions.
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