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...
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...
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...
Review the 2014 Illusion Contest Winners before the upcoming 2015 contest winners are announced!
16-year-old Paul Vermeesch recreate the impossible structures in M.C. Escher's Relativity--but with a Star Wars theme--in LEGO.
Just as our visual system strains to see the vase and the two faces at once, we struggle to conceive of a motion that has a dual motivation: to put and to fetch.
To celebrate our new article on implied motion in Scientific American Mind, here's a terrific movie of a chocolate zoetrope.
As adults, we don't often experience radical violations of our expectations, particularly those that concern core principles of object behavior.
The latest project of photographer Laurie Simmons, who has previously portrayed life-like dolls in everyday poses, features live subjects with doll gazes.
Scientists have set out to demonstrate a causal relationship--not merely a correlation--between gaze duration and moral decision making.
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