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4 Weird Audio Illusions!

This is what the auditory cortex in your brain looks like… if it was made out of paper. And had a cute little face. Your auditory cortex seems well-meaning, but it can be pretty deceptive. Our hearing plays tricks on us all of the time, and it’s not your ears that are to blame. When…

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Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

Okay, take a look at this optical illusion. Are the lines parallel… or not? What about this one? Is the black line a continuation of the red line, or the blue line? Or if it’s misaligned, which direction does it have to move in to be in line with the red one? These are examples…

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One Weird Visual Illusion Explained

This is an image of a young woman with a feathered hat looking over her shoulder. Or… is it? Her chin also makes out the nose of an old woman, looking down. And take this image of a vase. Is it a vase? It’s also the outline of two faces. These perceptual illusions are called…

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How Magicians Trick Your Brain

What! So I saw a magic show a few weeks ago and it was so good. I was totally bamboozled and it got me thinking about how magicians trick your brain and the psychology of deception. So we’re back, visiting the same magician with a camera and all of you to explore some brain magic….

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