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Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

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  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 “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

A New Vision of How We Explore Our World

Courtesy Jorge Otero-Millan Ed. Note: Elements of this article first appeared in a press release about our research article, from the Barrow Neurological Institute.

April 8, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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