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Illusion Chasers

Illusion Chasers

Illusions, Delusions, and Everyday Deceptions

Everyday Love

Emotion never stops in everyday life. A new study reveals that people experience emotions most of the time as they go about their daily activities. The second most common feeling? Love...

February 14, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde

What Little Babies See That You No Longer Can

Before developing perceptual constancy, three- to four-month-old babies have a striking ability to see image differences that are invisible to adults. They lose this superior skill around the age of five months...

February 11, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde

The Force of the Lightsaber Illusion

The white in the middle of this lightsaber can’t be any whiter than the white background that your screen generates: but it nevertheless appears brighter. 

December 17, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

Neuroscience in Fiction: Age Progression

Yesterday, the journal Nature published a short science fiction story that I wrote to explore the concept that we create reality in our own brains, irrespective of what the world outside may be like...

November 19, 2015 — Susana Martinez-Conde

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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

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