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Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

Illusion of the Week: A Hidden Message for Children

Illusion of the Week: A Hidden Message for Children

Foundation ANAR, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection of children at risk, has come up with a clever illusion as part of a campaign against child abuse.

August 21, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
The Color of Pain

The Color of Pain

Want to know an effective way to reduce pain from burns? Cover the affected red area, so you are unable to look at it. Ideally, use a blue bandage.

August 15, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde
Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?

Fat Tuesday: Does Jet-Lag Make You Chronobese?

Chronic jetlag, habitual night shifts, and rotating shift work, can have deleterious consequences on circadian organization and metabolic health, says a new report in the Annals of the New York Academy of Science...

August 13, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Neuroscience in Fiction: Crux, by Ramez Naam

Crux (Angry Robot Books) is an outstanding speculative fiction adventure. It combines the very highest level of neuroscientific reality with plausible neuroscience fiction that is very well thought through...

August 9, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Pain is an emotion

Our new column in Scientific American Mind is out today and it's about the illusory nature of pain, and how pain perception and severity varies with mood and circumstances.

August 8, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Neuroscience in Fiction: The Princess Bride

The novel is a wonderful read, but something that I hadn't expected is that the plot would revolve so much around the topic of pain, both psychological and physical.

August 3, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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