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!
Countdown to the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and First Honorable Mention: "Moving Fairy-Tales" Illusion
Worldwide voting will take place on the contest’s Web site, from 4 P.M. Eastern time on October 4 to 4 P.M. ET on October 5. Help us choose the top three winners!
|You don’t understand mirrors as well as you think|
Most of us don’t really understand how mirrors work, which makes for some fun reflective deception
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
To avoid or at least control conflict, militaries often play tricks on their opponents’ perceptions
Do you feel invisible sometimes? Chances are, you’re incorrect. A recent study shows that people watch you more than you think
The New Year is a new start. Embrace the feeling