The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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These Illusions Trick Both Sighted and Blind People

These Illusions Trick Both Sighted and Blind People | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
(via BrainCraft) Your brain does its best to piece together the world – but our senses are susceptible to being tricked. For centuries we thought that optical illusions only tricked our visual perception – now we know that the same illusions can trick the touch perception of those who are blind.
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Some old favourites here but the video host attempts to explain why they work which is a bonus.
 
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Watch This Cat Lose Its Mind After Faced With An Optical Illusion

Watch This Cat Lose Its Mind After Faced With An Optical Illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Apparently what cannot be understood must be destroyed.
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What surprises me is that the cat is also able to see things moving - just as humans do. There must be some connections between our brains.
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The mathematics of sidewalk illusions - Fumiko Futamura

View full lesson here: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-mathematics-of-sidewalk-illusions-fumiko-futamura Have you ever come across an oddly stretched image o
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How to create 3D drawings in 2D, including the history of the development of anamorphic drawing.
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This dish produces 3D illusions

This dish produces 3D illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
3D shapes appear when soy sauce is poured into this dipping dish.
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Dipping dishes create 3D illusions when you add soy sauce!
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8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

Your brain does it’s best to inform you about the world around you. But, sometimes it gets tricked. Enjoy eight optical illusions to test your brain’
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SciShow have a go at not only showing but expalining different illusions including afterimages, the spinning dancer and the grey chequered square.
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10 Amazing Illusions

This video was created in partnership with Now You See Me 2. In Theaters June 10! Download the triangle at https://goo.gl/X8cK09
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Another set of 'real life' illusions by Richard Wiseman.
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The walking ball : Amazing Animated Optical Illusions

When I saw brusspup's Animated optical illusions, I told me "whaou! I want to do something like this!" And I have maid this video for you : the walkin
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Yeah, Brasspup. Worth a look.
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DYNAMO: Galaxy S7 Everyday Illusions

Join DYNAMO as he unveils his latest illusions. The incredible magician has created a series of Everyday Illusions, all captured on the brand new SAMSUN
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Useful video on how to create perspective illusions using a smart phone. It does promote one smart phone in particular but it is still useful to show to students and others interested in creating illusions with their phones.
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This simple illusion shows that you can literally hear with your eyes

This simple illusion shows that you can literally hear with your eyes | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

A review of the McGurk effect. It includes a video and the latest research that suggests that people with dyslexia and autism may be 'immune' to the effect and can people from other cultures.It changes how you perceive the world

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A review of the McGurk effect. It includes a video and the latest research that suggests that people with dyslexia and autism may be 'immune' to the effect and can people from other cultures.

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Can You See These Optical Illusions? - YouTube

Talking psychology, neuroscience and why we act the way we do. Subscribe for a new video every Thursday! BrainCraft was created and is written and hosted by ...
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A brief introduction to illusions and why we are fooled by them. Although brief, the explanations are good and the visuals are interesting.

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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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Your Brain On Illusions (The LAB) - YouTube

Find out what happens to your brain during illusions! Follow us! @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit SUBSCRIBE! It's free: http://bit.ly/asapsci Want to mak...
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Some very good visual illusions here although I am not sure of the point of number 4. Nice set up for the fake hand illusion.

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3 Reasons Why You Are Always Mishearing Song Lyrics

3 Reasons Why You Are Always Mishearing Song Lyrics | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
This post like to a video which explains the term 'mondegreen', the term for misheard music lyrics.So Taylor Swift is not actually singing about lonely Starbucks lovers?
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This post links to a video which explains the term 'mondegreen', the term for misheard music lyrics.

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Baffling body illusions

Baffling body illusions | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Confuse your body with eight illusions to experiment with your sense of 'proprioception'.
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Eight illusions that you can do at home! The video from the Royal Institute shows what you need and how to do it.
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Optical illusions show how past experience dramatically influences perception | Aeon Videos

Optical illusions show how past experience dramatically influences perception | Aeon Videos | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
‘I’ll never trust another trapezoid.’
Part of a series of educational films produced by Bell Laboratories between 1956 and 1964, Gateways to the Mind (1958) explored human senses and perception using animations, demonstrations and in-the-lab sequences. In this brief excerpt, the US English professor and public educator Frank C Baxter walks the audience through three experiments carried out at Princeton University’s Perception Demonstration Center, each highlighting the powerful relationship between perception and past experience.
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Great video showing three types of perception tricks. Although a little stilted, nevertheless, the explanations are still illuminating.
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Great video showing three types of perception tricks. Although a little stilted, nevertheless, the explanations are still illuminating.
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These moving 3-D printed sculptures are actually optical illusions - Video Dailymotion

It's hypnotizing.
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These are crazy illusions bought about by using a high-speed camera.
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10 OPTICAL ILLUSIONS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND (Again!)

Hello there! The human brain is such a complicated and interesting system, that we're still exploring all of its possibilities. Every day a lot o
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Some good explanations here.
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The beauty of science - ambiguous garage

Hello Everyone! This is the first video of a series about optical illusions and perspective I'm working on. Made with Blender 2.77, rendered in Cycles. Th
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A rendered, animated version of the illusion, originally done with paper.
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Silhouette Zoetrope

Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2016 Title: Silhouette Zoetrope Author: Christine Veras Institution: Nanyang Technological University
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A twist on the usual zeotrope.
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A neurologist reveals the biggest myth about the brain

A neurologist reveals the biggest myth about the brain | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
How much of our brains are we using anyway?
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A quick debunk of the 10% myth by Dr Steven Novella.
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How to Create Physics-Defying Illusions with Water | The Creators Project

How to Create Physics-Defying Illusions with Water | The Creators Project | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Joey Shanks of PBS Digital Studios uses a bass tone and super-slow motion to make water do crazy things.
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The authors take you through the process of getting water to fall how you want it to fall mainly using sound waves.
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Top 10 Amazing Drawing Tricks

HOwarTest your powers of observation with this amazing set of drawing illusion games. In each clip something has been drawn by artist Howard Lee - can you spot it...

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Howard Lee demonstrates his talents at drawing objects that are as close to the real thing as you can get.

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The Vanishing

Buy the book (UK): http://goo.gl/RWuwZt Buy the book (USA): http://goo.gl/Kf66Qx Intro animation: http://www.freelancemotiongraphics.co.uk Music: https://cam...
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A video explaining how the author of "Quirkology" made the red ball disappear.

The book is worth a read.

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Amazing Anamorphic Illusions II - YouTube

Download the images and try it out! The original paper size should be 11 X 17. Be sure to print at 100%. Do not resize. If you don't have 11 X 17, you can try scaling down the images to 8 1/2 X 11. But the results may not be as good.

Image 1: http://i.imgur.com/ILmOtZf.jpg
Image 2: http://i.imgur.com/VrBMdFe.jpg
Image 3: http://i.imgur.com/rQZl2cy.jpg.

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These are very difficult to spot. No spoilers from me though - just watch it right to the end.

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THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARTISTIC (RAIN)WATER MOSAIC BY ARTIST BELO - YouTube

http://www.facebook.com/serge.belo To raise awareness among the general public about the global clean water crisis, the artist Belo created an image composed...
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Just watch it until the end.

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