All it takes is a little conversation
Eye tracking reveals the answer
A new study reports that illusory stretching and shrinking reduces knee pain
Middle-aged faces look younger with makeup on, 20-year old faces look older with makeup and 30-year old faces look their real age with or without makeup
Ghost mantises use their prey’s cognitive processes against them
The Delboeuf illusion won’t help you trick yourself into eating smaller portions when you feel hungry
Contestants are invited to submit one-minute videos featuring novel illusions of all sensory modalities (visual, auditory, etcetera) and/or cognitive nature. The top three winners will receive: $3,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place and $1,000 for third place
The more people feel inspired in their daily lives, the more strongly they believe in God, new research shows
Many creative scientists have artistic inclinations. The drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, are a beautiful example
The art and perception behind the 2017 total solar eclipse
Why do we see two freakishly thin legs instead of a normal-sized one?
The facts and fiction of Jules Verne’s optical illusions
|The latest viral illusion has a known explanation|
An article in The New York Times revealed a recent secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. But science suggests they are best explained by optical illusions such as "solar mirages" and the elusive phenomena known as "green flashes"
|Murder scenes, up close and personal, by a skilled miniaturist|
|Nature’s everyday trickery|
A new twist on the hollow mask illusion
|Worldwide voters chose the Top 3 Illusions of 2017|
Countdown to the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and Final Honorable Mention: "The Blue Topaz" Illusion
Worldwide voting will take place on the contest’s Web site, from 4 P.M. EDT on October 4 to 4 P.M. EDT on October 5. Help us choose the top three winners!
Countdown to the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and Second Honorable Mention: "Rooftops" Illusion
Worldwide voting will take place on the contest’s website, from 4pm EDT on October 4th to 4pm EDT on October 5th. Help us choose the top three winners!