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Interactive video lesson plan for: 8 Mind-Blowing Optical Illusions

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Your brain does its best to inform you about the world around you, but sometimes it gets tricked. Enjoy eight optical illusions to test your brain’s sensory input.

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Sources:
http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/persistence-of-vision, http://www.foundationsmag.com/persistence_of_vision.html https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-animation/0/steps/12222
http://brainden.com/afterimages.htm
http://webvision.med.utah.edu/2012/06/your-brain-develops-the-negative/ http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/light/complementary-colours.htm
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot-adapt/index.html
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/45/E1080
http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/motion_aftereffect.html http://wexler.free.fr/library/files/verstraten%20(1998)%20aftereffect%20of%20high-speed%20motion.pdf
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot-adapt/index.html
http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000003978572/camping-down-broadway.html https://quote.ucsd.edu/anstislab/files/2012/12/1998-the-motion-aftereffect.pdf http://www.pnas.org/content/108/45/E1080
http://mentalfloss.com/article/28862/brainworks-explaining-optical-illusions-and-other-mental-tricks http://www.opticalillusion.net/optical-illusions/shepards-tables-whats-up/ http://www.psychologyconcepts.com/shepards-tables-illusion/
http://www.procreo.jp/labo.html
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/the-truth-about-the-spinning-dancer/?_r=0
http://ipe.sagepub.com/content/1/3/143.full.pdf http://www.medicaldaily.com/right-your-eyes-science-behind-famous-spinning-dancer-optical-illusion-336122
http://msl.cs.uiuc.edu/vr/vrch6.pdf
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3761598/
http://www.med.nyu.edu/helab/sites/default/files/helab/wang-artega-he-pnas-2013-bistable-perception-wsi.pdf
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015SPIE.9487E..0VM
http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/sze_silhouette/
http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/hermann_grid.html
http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/latinhib.html, http://www.indiana.edu/~p1013447/dictionary/lat_i.htm
http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/hermann_grid.html
http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/Lesson-4/Mirages
http://www.wired.com/2015/01/fantastically-wrong-fata-morgana/ http://knowledgenuts.com/2014/03/28/the-strange-explanation-for-the-flying-dutchman/ http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A13900178


Images:
Rabbit Duck Illusion: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duck-Rabbit_illusion.jpg
Spinning Dancer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spinning_Dancer.gif
Herman Optical Illusion: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zludzenie_Hermana.png

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