The Coffer Illusion, by vision scientist Anthony Norcia of the Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2006 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Obesity-waist_circumference.PNG#file Ed. Note: Every Fat Tuesday we discuss the neuroscience of hunger, satiety, and weight control.
Naam, Ramez (2012-12-18). Nexus (Kindle Locations 5434-5437). Osprey Publishing. Kindle Edition. “Nexus's ability to satisfy widespread human desires, combined with its innocuous perception, suggests that were the technology to ever enter the mainstream, the genie would prove very difficult to put back into the bottle.
(Ed. note: This post previously appeared on our Sleights of Mind Blog) Change blindness, our failure to detect changes in a scene that should have been (but weren't) obvious, is a common occurrence not only on the magic stage, but it in real life, too.The San Francisco Exploratorium has now produced a spectacular demonstration of cumulative change blindness.
Courtesy of Francisco Costela When I learned about photographer François Brunelle’s “Look-Alike” project, I thought immediately of my graduate student Francisco Costela and his buddy Josh Corrigan.
By Andriy.babets (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) Ed. Note: Every Fat T uesday we discuss the neuroscience of hunger, satiety, and weight control.
Courtesy of the Neural Correlate Society For the 9 th consecutive year, we’re gearing up to celebrate the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, an annual competition to choose the best illusion created within the previous year.
, via Wikimedia Commons"] By Florian Thillmann (de:Benutzer:Flothi) (own work / selbst fotografiert) [CC-BY-SA-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5) “ Once the preparations were complete, I was able to place each of my hands on a nest of knobs and levers and control a pair of manipulators situated behind my head, and use the periscope to see what they worked on.
Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in our book, Sleights of Mind, and a press release about our research article published in PeerJ. Video: Teller--Stuck ball experimental condition"Cups and Balls," a magic illusion in which balls appear and disappear under the cover of cups, is one of the oldest magic tricks in history, with documented descriptions going back to Roman conjurors in 3 B.C.
Photo Credit: Gary Armstrong, Barrow Neurological Institute Welcome to Illusion Chasers ! We are Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, two neuroscientists and laboratory directors at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
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