Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen L. Macknik con Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles
A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them
In Champions of Illusion, Stephen L. Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde highlight the most mind-bending, mystifying images, printed in sumptuous full color, and explain the neuroscience behind them.
Macknik and Martinez-Conde are researchers who produce the Best Illusion of the Year Contest, which has drawn entries from vision scientists, artists, magicians, and mathematicians bent on creating today's most beguiling illusions. Now they present the best of the best, with lavishly produced pages of bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, and they explain what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals on the page. Whether it's false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, this book is packed with adventures in visual perception and concise explanations of just why we think we see the things we see. An electrifying mix of science, graphics, and perhaps a little magic, Champions of Illusion is an experience you will not soon forget.