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Science Matters » Blog Archive » Optical illusions: Don’t trust everything you see

Science Matters » Blog Archive » Optical illusions: Don’t trust everything you see | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Science happenings at the University of Melbourne
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A couple of nice illusions, a video about how the eye works and some other videos showing Architectural Illusions. This is all part of a newsletter from the Science Department of the University of Melbourne.

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Damien Gilley's optical illusion tape architecture | ArtDiscover

Damien Gilley's optical illusion tape architecture | ArtDiscover | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
Damien Gilley explores hidden architectures with optical illusions made from colored tape.
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I have posted a version of this recently but I think these photos are better at illustrating the illusions behind the lines.

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15 Amazing Architectural Optical Illusions - Eye Test Game online

15 Amazing Architectural Optical Illusions - Eye Test Game online | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

As architects struggle to balance aesthetic appeal with practical considerations, many are finding the best way to create bold, interesting, even mind-bending features is through the use of optical illusions. In effect, our own eyes are being used against us – and nobody’s complaining about the results!...

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eyetestgame.com has a range of interesting illusions. Note: it might be worth scanning them first before you let students loose on the site!

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Artist makes house slide into the street - but it's all just an optical illusion

Artist makes house slide into the street - but it's all just an optical illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
The four-storey property looks as if it's slipping into its front garden
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Check out the slide show. Fascinating piece of architecture...

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Rome Prize winner eyes optical illusions | UIC News Center

Rome Prize winner eyes optical illusions | UIC News Center | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

The Palazzo Spada in Rome is one of Thomas Kelley’s favorite examples of “visual error.”

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