The brain and illusions
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What can illusions teach us about the brain?
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Photos: Mirror art creates gravity-defying illusion

Photos: Mirror art creates gravity-defying illusion | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it
At interactive installation displayed in London, the facade of a terraced house was built on the ground with a large mirror above it. When people position themselves on the structure, they are reflected so as to appear dangling from the house.
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Series of pics showing people on a building...or are they?

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Optical illusions defy physical laws

Japanese mathematics professor Kokichi Sugihara spends much of his time in a world where up is down and three dimensions are really only two. Sugihara is one of the world's leading experts of optical illusion.

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Sculpting the Impossible: Solid Renditions of Visual Illusions : Article : Scientific American

Sculpting the Impossible: Solid Renditions of Visual Illusions : Article : Scientific American | The brain and illusions | Scoop.it

In an impossible figure, seemingly real objects—or parts of objects—form geometric relations that physically cannot happen. Dutch artist M. C. Escher, for instance, depicted reversible staircases and perpetually flowing streams. Mathematical physicist Roger Penrose drew his famously impossible triangle, and visual scientist Dejan Todorović of the University of Belgrade in Serbia created a golden arch that won him third prize in the 2005 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

(Note: some repeats of illusions in earlier posts, but a very good summarising article anyway - GC)

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