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Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

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

Cameron Diaz and the Unbelievers

Source: Caroline Bonarde Ucci/Wikimedia Commons March 29 th was Good Friday, and it was no coincidence that Lawrence Krauss, author of “A Universe from Nothing” and Director of the Origins Project at Arizona State University, chose the date as the test screening of the feature film documentary The Unbelievers , starring Krauss and Richard Dawkins, author of “The God Delusion” and founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Art and Science.The sold-out, 3,000 seat, Gammage Memorial Auditorium at the ASU campus, concentrated a distillation of militant skeptics from the area...

April 4, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Illusion of the Week: Steel Magnolias

The Steel Magnolias illusion, by graphic designer Michael Pickard of Sunderland University in the UK, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

April 3, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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