Psychology Update — The best optical illusions of the year 2021

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TITLE The best optical illusions of the year 2021 DESCRIPTION What a great contest that challenges our sensation, perception, and cognitive functions.  This yearly contest provides absolutely phenomenal optical illusions.  The illusions are explained in terms of our perceptional and cognitive understandings.  “The annual illusion contest is run by the Neural Correlate Society, an organization… Read more »

Psychology Update — 3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

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3 SPECIAL ARTICLES ABOUT ANIMAL BEHAVIOR ARTICLE #1 TITLE A Dog’s View of Optical Illusions Researchers are using visual tricks to try to better understand canine perception.   DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating article for many reasons.   Aside from the researchers curiosity, the idea of studying dogs and optical illusions give us more information… Read more »

Psychology Update — See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020

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TITLE See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020 DESCRIPTION This is really an amazing article that discusses optical illusions and can be useful when reading the introductory chapters and also the chapters on Sensation & Perception. “Optical illusions are the result of the human brain’s tendency to take shortcuts when trying to understand what… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week — Optical Illusions

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WEBSITE OF THE WEEK DESCRIPTION Two sites devoted to optical illusions.  These sites can be called up on a computer or device and projected to a class. URL    http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/   http://www.scientificpsychic.com/graphics/index.html   NOTE: These is a great sites to use in class or to have student’s use as activities for the Sensation and Perception chapters… Read more »

Psychology Website of the Week —

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PSYCHOLOGY WEBSITE OF THE WEEK LookMind URL http://lookmind.com/ DESCRIPTION This is a fascinating fun site.  It features “brain games,” galleries full of various optical illusions, and 3D stereograms.  It would make a great resource for teaching Sensation & Perception.

Psychology Update —

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          TITLE New York:  An Optical Illusion at the Marathon: The Waterfall Effect DESCRIPTION From the article: VIDEO TO WATCH “Test yourself with this video. The waterfall effect is a subtle optical illusion that sometimes happens to marathon fans. After someone cheers for runners for a long time, stationary objects may… Read more »

DRESS GATE — 3 ARTICLES & VIDEO

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DRESS GATE — 3 ARTICLES & VIDEO DESCRIPTION Strangely there has been a controversy that erupted over the internet regarding whether a woman’s dress was “white and gold” or “blue and black.”  Numerous articles and arguments ensued and apparently have been raging around the world.  What color is the dress?  Why is the dress judged… Read more »