Mind-Blowing Illusions That Trick Multiple Senses

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Your brain does its best to piece together the world – but our senses are susceptible to being tricked. For centuries we thought that optical illusions only tricked our visual perception – now we know that the same illusions can trick the touch perception of those who are blind. There’s more to the humble optical illusion than first meets the eye 👀

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Further reading 📓
Bean, C. H. (1938). The blind have” optical illusions.”. Journal of Experimental Psychology, 22(3), 283.

Gentaz, E., & Hatwell, Y. (2004). Geometrical haptic illusions: The role of exploration in the Müller-Lyer, vertical-horizontal, and Delboeuf illusions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 11(1), 31-40.

Eagleman, D. M. (2001). Visual illusions and neurobiology. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 2(12), 920.

Heller, M. A., & Gentaz, E. (2013). Psychology of touch and blindness. Psychology press.

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