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Making Impossible Objects with Mirrors

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

May 1, 2017 — Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik
The Case of the Oversized Planet

The Case of the Oversized Planet

Illusions noticed by Galileo can help explain how we see light and dark 

October 17, 2016 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
How Magicians Trick Your Brain

How Magicians Trick Your Brain

They hijack its limited ability to deal with perceptual ambiguity

April 18, 2016 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
Filling in the _________

Filling in the _________

Your brain fills in all kinds of visual gaps

December 25, 2014 — Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde
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