illusion


Everyone you meet is an illusion

In every day life, we perceive people, things and events in a certain way. Whilst we may think of something as unpleasant, uninteresting or insignificant, we may view other things as extremely positive, pleasant or inspiring. Just because we perceive certain elements of life one way, that doesn’t mean that […]


Useful instead of true – understanding our brains through optical illusions

Can you trust what you see? Everyday we make decisions based on visual input that our brain receives and processes. However, sometimes the gathered and processed information results in visual/optical illusions, which are perceptions that are not in accordance with the physical properties of the objects.   Surely you have […]


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The phenomenon of the “end-of-history” illusion 1

With age we personally grow and develop a mature and stable personality. In this context many might think of the simple example of tattoos. Better not get one when you are sixteen, because you will most likely regret it later. So better wait until you are a proper grown-up with […]


Art à la Schrödinger? Meet the “the invisible man” – artist Liu Bolin. 1

“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.” Henri L. Bergson Just because you do not see something, does not mean it is not there. Or, paradoxically enough, sometimes it can both be there and not – just like Schrödinger’s cat. Or like Liu Bolin. “To see […]