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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...

2012-05-01 13:52:05

Barrow Neurological Institute researchers Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, and Susana Martinez-Conde share the recent cover of the Journal of Neuroscience in a compelling study into why illusions trick our brains. Barrow is part of St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix. The study, led by Martinez-Conde's laboratory, explores the neural bases of illusory motion in Akiyoshi Kitaoka's striking visual illusion, known as the "Rotating Snakes." Kitaoka is a Japanese psychology...

2011-07-01 09:41:00

ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that cause the following optical illusion: Focus your eyes directly on the "X" in the center of the image in this short video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXnUckHbPqM&feature=player_embedded). 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...

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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...

2009-02-02 15:53:22

 Ever get a little motion sick from an illusion graphic designed to look like it's moving? A new study suggests that these illusions do more than trick the eye; they may also convince the brain that the graphic is actually moving.Researchers in Japan, led by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Kyoto's Ritsumeikan University, monitored brain activity as participants viewed the Rotating Snakes illusion, where concentric circles appear to rotate continuously (see below). The resulting article, Functional...

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2008-11-21 15:10:00

Barrow scientists solve 200-year-old scientific debate involving visual illusions Neuroscientists at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center have discovered a direct link between eye motions and the perception of illusory motion that solves a 200-year-old debate. Stephen Macknik, PhD, director of the Laboratory of Behavioral Neurophysiology; Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD, director of the Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience; Xoana G. Troncoso, PhD; and Jorge...


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