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Interactive video lesson plan for: What Color Is The Moon?

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How the night sky tricks our brains!
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↓ More info and sources below ↓

Here’s how you all described the color of the moon:

More about the white squares illusion: http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/illgelbe.html

Checker shadow illusion: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion

Special thanks to Dr. Alan Gilchrist!
Read his paper “Perceptual Organization in Lightness” http://www.gestaltrevision.be/pdfs/oxford/Gilchrist-Perceptual_organization_in_lightness.pdf

Josef Albers “The Interaction of Color” https://www.brainpickings.org/2013/08/16/interaction-of-color-josef-albers-50th-anniversary/

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Joe Hanson - Creator/Host/Writer
Joe Nicolosi - Director
Amanda Fox - Producer, Spotzen Inc.
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Katie Graham - Camera
John Knudsen - Gaffer

Theme music: “Ouroboros” by Kevin MacLeod

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