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Can You Trust Your Eyes? A Video of Illusions

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If you’re a fan of optical illusions and perceptual tricks, check out this AsapSCIENCE video. As usual, producers Michael Moffitt and Gregory Brown do a great job distilling the essential ideas and presenting them in a fun, entertaining and informative way. Here, they show you how your brain judges brightness and color in context. Visit their YouTube channel to see more (including a frequency test for your ears).

You can also check out our compilation of the 169 best illusions (ia sampling of them is on our site) as well as our Illusions Chasers blog, by Susana Martinez-Conde and Steven Macknik, which explore illusions each week.

169 Best Illusions >>

Illusions Chasers blog >>

Philip Yam About the Author: Philip Yam is the managing editor of ScientificAmerican.com. Follow on Twitter @philipyam.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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  1. 1. jgrosay 6:48 pm 09/20/2013

    A silly comment: ‘In this treacherous world, nothing is true or is false, everything’s just has the color of the glass you’re looking thru’

    Link to this

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