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Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

The Storytelling of Science

On March 20 th , we attended a surprising event at the recently Arizona State University Origins Project ( @asuORIGINS , Facebook /ASUOriginsProject , origins.project@asu.edu ) directed by Lawrence Krauss...

April 22, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Neuroscience in Fiction: Still Alice , by Lisa Genova

Ed. note: A previous version of this post appeared on Sleights of Mind. “ Everything she did and love , everything she was , required language .”― Lisa Genova, Still Alice Harvard-trained neuroscientist and author Lisa Genova couldn’t get agents or publishers interested in her debut novel Still Alice ...

April 21, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

The TOP 10 Illusions of the Year Have Been Announced

The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce the TOP TEN illusions of 2013!The 2013 Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples Fl)...

April 18, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Illusion of the Week: Monumental Arcimboldo

Spring (Photo Credit: Anthony Barnhart) The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is home to Philip Haas’ monumental sculpture installation, “The Four Seasons” until April 28, 2013.

April 17, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Get Your Beauty (and Slimness) Sleep

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jackie_Martinez_in_B%26W_sleeping_with_a_book.jpg  A new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science shows that lack of sufficient sleep for several sequential nights leads to weight gain...

April 16, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

The Louisville International Festival of Magic, Illusion and the Unusual

For those of you who can make it to Louisville, Kentucky on June 14-16, do not miss the Louisville Magic Festival. Through our research in magic and illusion we have seen many of the world’s top acts, and several of our favorite performers will all be at this one event...

April 15, 2013 — Stephen L. Macknik

Neuroscience in Fiction: Fat Farm

Ed. note: This post originally appeared on http://sleightsofmind.com/blog. “The law says that there is only one possible Barth in all the world. And you aren’t it.

April 12, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Origins of Deception: The Video

Gus Holwerda, who directed the soon-to-be-released atheist documentary “The Unbelievers”, also filmed the “Origins of Deception” Great Debate in which Steve Macknik and I were thrilled to participate last October...

April 11, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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