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Stories by Stephen L. Macknik

Illusions: What's in a Face?

This is the ninth article in the Mind Matters series on the neuroscience behind visual illusions

October 6, 2009 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Magic and the Brain: How Magicians

Magicians have been testing and exploiting the limits of cognition and attention for hundreds of years. Neuroscientists are just beginning to catch up

November 24, 2008 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

A Perspective on 3-D Illusions

Paint and architectural illusions provide clues to how your brain reconstructs 3-D images

October 16, 2008 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

Illusions: The Eyes Have It

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

August 26, 2008 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

Windows on the Mind

Once scorned as nervous tics, certain tiny, unconscious flicks of the eyes now turn out to underpin much of our ability to see. These movements may even re?veal subliminal thoughts

July 15, 2007 — 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

— Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik
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