Staring at images can temporarily reset retinal cells and cause ghostly visions
Fading illusions play hide-and-seek with your perception
Illusions that distort your perception
When seeing is believing
Does size matter? To your brain, it doesn't
What the leaning tower and related illusions reveal about how your brain constructs 3-D images
How tricking the eye reveals the inner workings of the brain
You are more than a robot searching for food and mates
Worldwide voting will take place on the Best Illusion of the Year Contest Web site, from 4 P.M., June 29 to 4 P.M. Eastern time, June 30
Long face no longer: A new study confirms that smiling makes you look younger
They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity
|A YouTube video of a baboon watching a magic trick goes viral… but was it really magical for the monkey?|
First impressions are not final: a new study suggests that people appear more attractive when you pay attention to their faces.
The top 3 winners will receive: $3,000 USD for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place.
Humans are not the only species to use visual trickery to their advantage
|Emotion never stops in everyday life. A new study reveals that people experience emotions most of the time as they go about their daily activities. The second most common feeling? Love.|
Before developing perceptual constancy, three- to four-month-old babies have a striking ability to see image differences that are invisible to adults. They lose this superior skill around the age of five months
In memory of the artist David Bowie, who died on Sunday, January 10, we feature here an excerpt of the movie Labyrinth, with Bowie performing contact juggling as the Goblin King.
The trick may be to focus on leaving your old "inferior self" behind
Older people can struggle to see certain illusions, offering clues about the aging brain