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Meet the Animal Masters of Illusion

Meet the Animal Masters of Illusion

Humans are not the only species to use visual trickery to their advantage

February 19, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Filling in the _________

Your brain fills in all kinds of visual gaps

December 25, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

Visual Neurons Cheat by Focusing on Corners

The brain's resources are limited. By focusing on angles, curves and line endings, your visual neurons can cut corners

December 16, 2013 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik