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Illusion Chasers

Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

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
Ask Me Anything: The Neuroscience of Magic at PeerJ

Ask Me Anything: The Neuroscience of Magic at PeerJ

Tomorrow (Tue 16th Dec at 8 am PST) the journal PeerJ will host a live Ask Me Anything session with us, and our collaborator Hector Rieiro (a PhD candidate in the Macknik Lab).

December 16, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik
Illusion of the Week: Japanese Burger-Chain Breaks the Curse of OCHOBO!

Illusion of the Week: Japanese Burger-Chain Breaks the Curse of OCHOBO!

Horking down a huge honking burger--American style--is considered unladylike in Japan. So Freshness Burger uses an unconventional approach to maintaining Ochobo--the Japanese cultural practice of maintaining small delicate mouth features in women...

November 13, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

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