Science Fair Central
A good place to start a project. Includes handbook, project ideas, links and books.
Peter K.Kaiser, York University
Japanese language but well worth a visit. Wander around a bit to see some truly unique exhibits.
Features rare and unique illusions such as Chinese Spouting Bowls, Magic Mirrors and other oddities. Includes an online shop.
Illusions reveal the brain’s assumptions.
Bausch & Lomb Press
Need visuals? Here you go.
The Moon Illusion Explained
The history and current theories about the famous moon phenomenon.
Take a look at our demonstration of the Moon Illusion.
Clay Boutilier, UW Department of Psychology
What is the Stroop Effect?
Looking for a dramatic, yet simple science project? See if the Stroop is for you. We have our own Flash version of the Stroop tests in the Science Projects Section, Exhibit 6. Take the tests yourself—it’s fun.
Lloyd A. Dawe, PhD; Department of Psychology and Human Ecology, University of Oklahoma
Think music can’t be illusionary? Amazingly enough, the sounds we hear can be as ambiguous as any illustration. To see a tuneful demonstration of Shepard’s Scale illusion, see our demonstration in the Ambiguities Section, Exhibit 21.