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Latest Optical illusions Stories

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.

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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.

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.

2010-12-06 14:12:49

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.

2010-11-30 14:08:16

Stare at a spinning ceiling fan for a while, and it will eventually -- just for a moment -- appear to spin in the opposite direction.

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2009-04-09 15:36:00

Motion illusions reveal new insights into perception.

2009-04-06 09:25:36

Patients with schizophrenia are able to correctly see through an illusion known as the ‘hollow mask’ illusion, probably because their brain disconnects ‘what the eyes see’ from what ‘the brain thinks it is seeing’, according to a joint UK and German study published in the journal NeuroImage.

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2008-11-21 15:10:00

Barrow scientists solve 200-year-old scientific debate involving visual illusions.

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2008-06-18 00:05:00

Sometimes you just can't believe your eyes. This week is one of those times. On Wednesday night, June 18th, step outside at sunset and look around. You'll see a giant form rising in the east.

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2007-06-28 07:40:00

For sky watchers in the northern hemisphere, this weekend is the best time of the year to experience the mysterious and beautiful Moon Illusion.


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