Go Already

I’ve been a little under the weather this week, so apologies for ignoring the blog. Catching up with my internet scouring. Here’s some Music + many illusions from OK Go

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They Only Look Like the Best Illusions of the Year

The Best Illusions of the Year

Every year, the Neural Correlate Society (which promotes scientific research into how sensory perception affects the brain) holds a contest for the best illusions of the year, and they’ve announced their top ten such brain-benders for 2014. To qualify, the illusions had to be published no earlier than 2013, or be previously unpublished.

They’re really are fun to look at; it’s amazing how your brain can be tricked

Hocus Pocus

Something Up His Sleeve, Part 1

While we know [magicians are] not breaking the rules of nature, we also know that we’re powerless to stop them from appearing to break the rules of nature. If we don’t know the secret behind the illusion, they can easily fool us. Sometimes even if we do know the secret behind the illusion—sometimes even if we’re magicians—they can still fool us.