Illusions

Until 25 August 2019

The  exhibition  ‘Illusions’  lifts  the  veil  on  the  amazing  world  of  illusions.

Whether apparent paradoxes or other distortions of our senses, natural or man-made illusions have always fascinated us. Designed for adults and children from age 7, this exhibition features around forty fun experiences introducing these phenomena and explaining the tricks they play on our minds.

It is sure to amaze and surprise!

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The exhibition

We're not usually aware of illusions that take place in our daily lives.
Brain researchers isolate and exaggerate conditions that produce illusions in order to learn about how the brain functions.

The exhibition presents four categories of illusions.

1 - The Interpretive Brain - Illusions that depend on prior knowledge

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2 - The Selective Brain - Ambiguous illusions

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3 - The Sensitive Brain - Change and contrast illusions

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4 - The Expert Brain - Illusions of face and motion expertise

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