How to trick audiences into thinking you’re staring them in the eye
A retelling of Henry James’s ambiguous masterpiece winks at illusion science
The man who invented the language explains why
People do better if they think they’re multitasking—even if they’re not.
What the best illusions of 2018 reveal about the human mind
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Why repeated sounds are music to our ears
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...