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Illusion Chasers

Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Parallels between Shrimp and Human Color Vision

Despite tremendous differences in human versus shrimp eye structure and brain circuitry, the striking similarity between the color sensitivities of primate brain color-selective neurons and shrimp photoreceptors provides evidence of a common computational strategy across extremely divergent species...

March 20, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik
Daniel Suarez's Influx Is Super Fluxing Bitchin'!

Daniel Suarez's Influx Is Super Fluxing Bitchin'!

I loved the book, and couldn't--wouldn't--didn't--set it down. With Influx, Daniel Suarez becomes the master, and Michael Crichton should be honored by the comparison.

February 28, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik
Its Loves Illusions I Recall

Its Loves Illusions I Recall

Gianni Sarcone's illusions are beautiful and evocative of our most cherished emotion.

February 14, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik
Tis the season to be flossing: beware of dentistry illusions

Tis the season to be flossing: beware of dentistry illusions

Researchers recommend that dentists and other health practitioners receive training in illusion awareness (my words, not theirs), so that they may counteract these and related perceptual effects...

December 26, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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