These 17th-century plays resonate the fundamental, timeless, question of human existence: How can we know that life is not a dream?
Freestylin’ rapper Baba Brinkman and neuroscientist Heather Berlin drop a brainy beat at the Huron Club every Wednesday for the next seven weeks...
Once you know the "Snow Blind illusion," you won’t be able to wait for winter
Magicians and cognitive scientists know how to manipulate what we pick—or thought we picked
Scientists have found the speed limit of vision with an illusion in which nothing moves at all...
An artist’s legs appear encased in plastic, but it’s an illusion that’s painted on with a few white strokes
Illusions noticed by Galileo can help explain how we see light and dark
Galileo saw celestial spheres spinning in space, but was dismayed by effects we now know arose in his brain: The same Jovian moon could appear small or big depending on whether it was dark or bright against its background...
Engaging the public has long been taboo in scientific circles, but social media outlets are starting to force a change
Street artists use the city as their canvas
Trompe l'oeil illusions challenge your perception
Artists find mind-bending ways to bring impossible figures into three-dimensional reality
Art and neuroscience combine to create fascinating examples of illusory motion
How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways that illusions play with our hearts and minds
Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling
The human brain is good at identifying faces, but illusions can fool our “face sense”
The facts and fictions of crimson perception
Childhood tricks can reveal a surprising amount about early cognition and the nervous system
Pain is an emotion
Spooky illusions trick and treat your brain