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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 

3 hours ago — 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
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

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

August 1, 2016 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde

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 1, 2016 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik