Quantcast
Last updated on April 17, 2014 at 17:30 EDT

Latest Illusion Stories

2013-09-07 23:03:27

Optical illusions on high-quality tee shirts have proven to be popular; fans range from kids to adults. Wearers like to get wild with optical illusion tees. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) September 07, 2013 It's an odd fact that not everyone is able to see all optical illusions. But anyone who can see them enjoys the head-spinning surprise of an optical illusion t-shirt. They're unusual, so they command attention, and it's not often that a t-shirt appears to spin, move, or sparkle....

2013-04-28 23:02:07

Tees For Your Head's product offerings continue to expand, now offering a fun and geeky line of illusions to their tees, in sizes from toddler to 6XL. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) April 28, 2013 Tees For Your Head designer Tom Bates has been wearing the his optical illusion tees around town, and they are provoking comments. Noting the reaction, his nerdy t-shirt company created a category just for illusions and is steadily adding original designs. Bates has been studying both brain behavior for...

How Your Eyes Deceive You
2012-04-24 05:02:24

People rely on their eyes for most things they do — yet the information provided by our visual sensing system is often distorted, unreliable and subject to illusion. Researchers at The Vision Centre, Australia, are throwing new light on the tricks the brain plays on its owner as it struggles to make sense of the visual and other sensory signals it constantly receives. “We tend to regard what we see as ℠the real world´,” says Dr Isabelle Mareschal, a...

2011-12-07 22:10:53

New research by psychologists at Queen Mary, University of London has revealed that the way we see the world might depend on reflexes in the brain. Writing in the Journal of Vision, Dr Michael Proulx from Queen Mary's School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, and former student Monique Green, explain how an optical illusion known as the Müller-Lyer Illusion captures our attention more strongly than other visual tests, suggesting that the brain calculates size as a reflex...

2011-10-05 22:19:05

“False memories tend to get a bad rap,” says developmental psychologist Mark L. Howe, of Lancaster University in England. Indeed, remembering events incorrectly or remembering events that didn´t happen can have grave consequences, such as the criminal conviction of an innocent person. “But false memories are a natural outcropping of memory in general. They must have some positive effect, too.” That argument–that memory illusions were evolutionarily...

97bc02accf287265ce953afb0ad8e847
2011-06-29 07:10:00

Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that cause the following optical illusion. Look at the 'X' in this video  The yellow jacket (Rocky, the mascot of the University of Rochester) appears to be expanding. But he is not. He is staying still. We simply think he is growing because our brains have adapted to the inward motion of the background and that has become our new status quo. Similar situations arise constantly in our day-to-day lives "“ jump off a...

2011-03-23 13:42:18

New research provides the first evidence that sensory recalibration "” the brain's automatic correcting of errors in our sensory or perceptual systems "” can occur instantly. "Until recently, neuroscientists thought of sensory recalibration as a mechanism that is primarily used for coping with long-term changes, such as growth during development, brain injury or stroke," said Ladan Shams, a UCLA assistant professor of psychology and an expert on perception and cognitive...

2011-01-24 15:27:31

Can't help molding some snow into a ball and hurling it or tossing a stone as far into a lake as you can? New research from Indiana University and the University of Wyoming shows how humans, unlike any other species on Earth, readily learn to throw long distances. This research also suggests that this unique evolutionary trait is entangled with language development in a way critical to our very existence. The study, appearing online Jan. 14 in the journal "Evolution and Human Behavior,"...

2010-12-21 23:27:42

A psychology professor has found that the way people perceive the Silhouette Illusion, a popular illusion that went viral and has received substantial online attention, has little to do with the viewers' personality, or whether they are left- or right-brained, despite the fact that the illusion is often used to test these attributes in popular e-quizzes. Niko Troje says that a reported preference for seeing the silhouette spinning clockwise rather than counter-clockwise is dependent upon the...

2010-12-06 14:12:49

How the brain's architecture makes our view of the world unique Wellcome Trust scientists have shown for the first time that exactly how we see our environment depends on the size of the visual part of our brain. We are all familiar with the idea that our thoughts and emotions differ from one person to another, but most people assume that how we perceive the visual world is usually very similar from person to person. However, the primary visual cortex "“ the area at the back of the...