Face or food? The brain recognizes edible artwork on multiple levels
Military aviators learn to second-guess their senses
Colors can change with their surroundings and spread beyond the lines
Marketing illusions that make time fly
Staring at images can temporarily reset retinal cells and cause ghostly visions
Fading illusions play hide-and-seek with your perception
Illusions that distort your perception
When seeing is believing
Does size matter? To your brain, it doesn't
What the leaning tower and related illusions reveal about how your brain constructs 3-D images
How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain
You are more than a robot searching for food and mates
Last week you chose the winners of the 12th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Many of you have wondered how the illusions work, and what they tell us about our brains. I discuss each of the TOP 10 illusions here, and explain what we know...
Congratulations to the winners of the 12th annual Best Illusion of the Year Contest, hosted by the Neural Correlate Society. Thousands of online voters around the world chose the best illusions of the year...
A critical new discovery redefines the primary organizing principle of the visual cortex, and explains much of the illusory perception when we see light and dark stimuli
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
Humans are not the only species to use visual trickery to their advantage
Older people can struggle to see certain illusions, offering clues about the aging brain
Don’t miss the new neuro-magic video at Scientific American, featuring the amazing Joshua Jay!
Nineteenth-century entertainment was a peculiar mix of technological innovation and supernatural thinking