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Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

What Makes Magic Funny?

Many magicians use humor in their shows, both for the entertaining value and as a misdirection tool. But magic audiences not only laugh at the magician’s jokes, but also at the magical effects themselves...

June 20, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Countdown to the World's 11th Annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest!

This Thursday and Friday is the launch of this year's Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society, is now an annual online event, in which anybody with an internet connection (that means YOU!) can vote to pick the Top 3 Winners from the current Top 10 List...

June 7, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Illusions in the Formerly Blind

Are illusions the exception or the rule in everyday vision? Do they represent visual processing errors or provide us with an evolutionary advantage? New research in lifelong blind people recently cured, may provide the answers...

May 24, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

The Current Biology of the Dress

This week the first wave of research from scientific journals has begun to be published;  Current Biology  has posted a trio of papers by three different prominent competing color vision labs, each describing their initial studies of The Dress...

May 16, 2015 — Stephen L. Macknik

The Best Illusions of 2014

Review the 2014 Illusion Contest Winners before the upcoming 2015 contest winners are announced!

May 7, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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Scientific American Unlimited

Scientific American Unlimited