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From "Dear Photograph..." an amazing feat of pictorial nostalgia

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Franklin Veaux's Journal - Still More on the Taxonomy of Logical Fallacies. Incredible amount of work summed up in this annotated graphic.

Al Seckel: Powerful visual illusions Al Seckel, a cognitive neuroscientist, explores the perceptual illusions that fool our brains. Loads of eye tricks help him prove that not only are we easily fooled, we kind of like it.

Testing Your "Motion Quotient" by UniversitRochester: Researchers at the University of Rochester have found that a simple visual task can predict IQ. In the study, individuals watched video clips of black and white bars moving across a computer screen, very similar to the clips seen in this video. Their sole task was to identify which direction the bars drifted: to the right or to the left. Check it out! #IQ #Sensory_Discrimination #Test

cognitive game called Illusions: Experiential Exercises Which Illustrate Our Perceptual Fallibility

Cognitive Illusions: A Handbook on Fallacies and Biases in Thinking, Judgement and Memory, www.amazon.com/...

The Optimism Bias: we hold the illusion that we are immune to illusion; this is the irony of cognitive illusion.

Cognitive Illusion

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The Kalam Cosmological Fallacy: A Brief History of the Failures of Intuition

I think of this illusion when I don't know whether I'm coming or going. You do have to stare at it for awhile. Courtesy of Mighty Optical Illusions

Paris computer games store. In fact, the floor is absolutely flat.

Our visual system is usually trying to make sense of the images our eyes detect. If you give your visual processing system time, it may figure out that this shape is an “E”. At first it is hard, but you have no problem finding it once you know what to expect. The pattern is recorded in your visual experience and processing “record book”. Your eyes use the visual processing from your brain to identify shapes. This kind of optical illusion tests your ability to detect simple patterns.

The groups of dots seem to be different, but they are not. The first group seems to be in columns, the second seems to be in lines, and the third seems to be in either state, depending on how you see it. This diagram displays the basis of most optical illusions, which is a changeable figure. Can you see the differences between them? The dots are spaced differently as well as vary in number. The spacing determines how we see the collection of dots, which makes all three seem different.

This Can't Be Happening by Robert Krulwich, NPR: You see two circles composed of parallelograms. There's a dot in the middle of the image. Focus on the dot. Move your head in, then move it out. The circles seem to rotate. Krulwich talks about some optical illusions. #Optical Illusions ##Robert_Krulwich #NPR

In Color Perception, Size Matters (by Maureen Stone)

The NYTimes didn't have to design its weddings page this way. But the layout has now become the gold-standard. This template is much like some academic molds in our school systems that are only now being challenged.