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Stories by Susana Martinez-Conde

Making Impossible Objects with Mirrors

Most of us don’t really understand how mirrors work, which makes for some fun reflective deception 

April 24, 2017 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

The Invisibility Cloak Illusion

Do you feel invisible sometimes? Chances are, you’re incorrect. A recent study shows that people watch you more than you think

February 6, 2017 — Susana Martinez-Conde

When Free Choice Is an Illusion

Magicians and cognitive scientists know how to manipulate what we pick—or thought we picked

December 23, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik
Scientists Should Speak Out More

Scientists Should Speak Out More

Engaging the public has long been taboo in scientific circles, but social media outlets are starting to force a change 

October 12, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik and Devin Powell
The Illusions of Love

The Illusions of Love

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

August 26, 2016 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
Is That Picture Looking at Me?

Is That Picture Looking at Me?

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

August 23, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik

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