- Author : Susana Martinez-Conde
- Release Date : 24 October 2017
- Publisher : Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- Genre : Medical
- Pages : 176 pages
- ISBN 13 : 9780374718398
Download or read book entitled Champions of Illusion by author: Susana Martinez-Conde which was release on 24 October 2017 and published by Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux with total page 176 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in visual perception. If you have ever found yourself face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you know the powerful effect such images have on the mind. The question we often ask ourselves is, How is that possible? Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. The Best Illusion of the Year Contest draws entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today’s most beguiling illusions. Featuring the contest’s most bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page, Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.