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  1. People Like You More Than You KnowRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 16 | Scientific American

    As a young child, I was painfully shy. I'd watch other children at play in the park, wishing I could join their ranks for a game of tag, hide-and-seek, or jump rope, but too scared to approach them.

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  2. Take a Video Tour of My Lab to Learn How Eye Movements Frame PerceptionRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 1 | Scientific American

    The Macknik Lab at SU NY Downstate Medical Center, and their ocular robot. Credit: SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Office of Communications and Marketing Stick your thumb up in front of you at arm's length and look at your thumbnail.

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  3. Illusions as Painkillers: the Analgesic Value of Resizing Illusions in Knee OsteoarthritisRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 27 | Scientific American

    Research has shown that the experience of pain is highly subjective : people feel more or less pain, in identical physical situations, as a function of their mood and attention. This flexibility showcases the potential for cognitive manipulations to decrease the pain associated with a variety of pathologies.

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  4. M. C. Escher's Exhibition in Brooklyn Opened My EyesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 11, 2018 | Scientific American

    But the truth is that we wouldn't have missed it for the world. Maurits Cornelius Escher created 400+ images in his splendid career, and about half of them are on display at In addition to our lab members, Susana and I brought our three young children along too, and took the tour by David Masunaga, who was brought from the National Gallery of Art by the , as a special collaboration with the Escher exhibition .

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  5. How Prey Animals' Prior Experiences Make Them Gullible to Masquerading PredatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Scientific American

    The house cricket walked around the arena comfortably, certain of its surroundings. It looked about, perhaps hoping for food or mates, ignoring the scattered, browning, dead leaves.

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  6. Smaller Plates Don't Make Meals Look Bigger When You're HungryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 15, 2018 | Scientific American

    It's one of the usual dieting ' hacks ' from lifestyle websites and magazines: if you use small plates for your meals, your food portions will look considerably larger - and presumably feel more filling - than if you use bigger plates with lots of empty space surrounding your chow. The deception has its origin in the Delboeuf illusion , named after the Belgian psychologist who discovered it in 1865.

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  7. It's That Dress Again, but Now for Your EarsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Scientific American

    In February 2015 a viral internet image of a dress took the world by storm. Now there's new illusion - for the ears - that speaks to each of us each in different ways: The YannyLaurel Illusion It's an epic auditory insult.

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  8. The Track Pants IllusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 3, 2018 | Scientific American

    A week ago today, Marisol Villanueva, an 18-year old student in Granada, Spain, posted a picture of herself on Twitter, joking that she had dared to combine "vertical and horizontal stripes" in her outfit. What she did not realize at first is that her portrait included not only a fashion mishap, but the latest viral illusion to puzzle the internet.

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  9. The Tilted Road IllusionRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2018 | Scientific American

    The latest illusion to go viral in social media depicts two side-by-side stretches of a narrow road, receding in the distance. Both images depict the retreating road at an oblique angle, but the right road's slant is a lot more pronounced than the slant on the left road.

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  10. Illusions from the National Archives in New York CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2018 | Scientific American

    National Archives of New York City archivist Christopher Zarr reveals how deeply the art form of camouflage was pursued 100 years ago during World War I National Archives ID: 530710. Credit: Soldier in tree-climbing camouflage uniform, in front of a house disguised as a fence and trees.

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  11. Secret UFOs, Green Rays and Why ET Is Not Coming to Christmas DinnerRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 31, 2017 | Scientific American

    An article in The New York Times revealed a recent secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs. But science suggests they are best explained by optical illusions such as "solar mirages" and the elusive phenomena known as "green flashes" A front-page Sunday article in The New York Times , published on December 16th, revealed a recent secret Pentagon program to investigate UFOs.

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  12. The Senses at the American Museum of Natural HistoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2017 | Scientific American

    The exhibit at the AMNH is a new and totally fresh look at our sensory systems, with demonstrations that you won't see elsewhere In one gallery, visitors discover what happens when our senses disagree: though their feet will feel a flat floor beneath them, their eyes will see walls and a floor that appear to curve and ripple. Credit: AMNH/R.

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  13. Masters of DisguiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2017 | Scientific American

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  14. Does Buddhism Give Us Answers or Questions?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2017 | Scientific American

    I've always had a love-hate relationship with Buddhism . The bestseller Why Buddhism Is True by Robert Wright, which I critiqued here and talked about with Wright here , has dredged up memories of past encounters with Buddhists.

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