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Stories by Stephen L. Macknik

Urban Illusions

Street artists use the city as their canvas

April 14, 2012 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Illusions Unmask Our "Face Sense"

The human brain is good at identifying faces, but illusions can fool our "face sense"

January 10, 2012 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

The Eyes Have It

Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling

September 13, 2011 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

10 Top Illusions

Balls that roll uphill, bathtubs that stretch and shrink, freaky faces and throbbing hearts. Welcome to the year's best visual tricks

June 2, 2011 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

The Illusions of Love

How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways that illusions play with our hearts and minds

February 14, 2011 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

The Eyes Have It

Eye gaze is critically important to social primates such as humans. Maybe that is why illusions involving eyes are so compelling

May 1, 2010 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

The Illusion of Love

How do we fool thee? Let us count the ways that illusions play with our hearts and minds

May 1, 2010 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
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