What Mind Illusions and Magic Tricks Reveal about Human Perception

By |2020-06-09T22:53:13+03:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

The way we see and the way we think about things can be changed due to mind illusions. You will question what you’re experiencing. The way magic tricks work reveals many interesting things about our perception. As a child, I loved to watch magic tricks. I was astounded by objects disappearing and reappearing right before [...]

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This Is How People with Schizophrenia Really Perceive the World

By |2020-06-05T18:39:03+03:00October 12th, 2017|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Imagine a world where strange voices interrupted your thoughts, or you saw people that others did not. Welcome to the nightmare of people with schizophrenia. To have a diagnosis of schizophrenia must be akin to being told you have cancer but are we justified to be so scared of this mental disorder, or should we [...]

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What You See in This Salvador Dali Painting Could Reveal How Your Brain Works

By |2018-12-16T13:30:50+03:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Arts & Movies, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The optical illusion in this Salvador Dali painting could say a lot about how your brain works. Art isn’t always about painting a “pretty” picture. Sometimes art can be horrifying and speak with loud accusations. Art can also be riveting in emotion and cause the viewer to stop and stare in awe at the work [...]

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Surrealist Painter Octavio Ocampo Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

By |2019-03-03T22:26:10+03:00April 30th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , |

Surrealist painter Octavio Ocampo is one of the most prolific artists widely known for his metamorphic painting technique. His versatile paintings provoke the viewer’s curiosity and can be interpreted in several ways when viewed from different distance or angle. Octavio Ocampo was born on February 28th, 1943 in Celaya, a city in the state of [...]

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Rob Gonsalves Creates Incredible Optical Illusion Paintings

By |2019-03-03T22:36:35+03:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

Rob Gonsalves was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1959. As a child, he created imagination-based drawings with the use of various media. Growing up, he gradually developed an interest in architecture, which was expressed by painting buildings. When he became familiar with the technique of perspective and after continuous practice, he implemented it in his [...]

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Swedish Photographer Creates Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

By |2020-06-27T13:55:02+03:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , , |

We all are familiar with optical illusions – visual images that trick our eyes into seeing things differently than they are in reality. Everyone remembers the spinning girl illusion or different ornaments that seem to be moving, while the image is actually static. But what happens when optical illusions are created using real photos, paired [...]

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Scientists Use Morphed Photos of Celebrities to Show How Subjective Perception Is

By |2019-03-12T14:16:30+03:00October 10th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Images can be real or they can be an illusion. This is a widely understood idea that had sparked curiosity for ages. This topic is not about hallucinations, it is about seeing one image and filtering out the other. For instance, if two faces were superimposed over one another, you would generally only see one [...]

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5 Amazing ‘Magic’ Tricks That Demonstrate the Laws of Physics

By |2019-02-28T20:14:08+03:00April 24th, 2014|Categories: Physics & Natural Sciences, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: |

Can an empty wine bottle refill by itself? Is it possible to break the bottom of a bottle without making it turn into smithereens? This may sound as 'magic’, but in reality, it is nothing more than... a demonstration of the laws of physics. Here you can see some "tricks" with which you can impress [...]