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    Review of Literature Introduction: Optical illusions are usually described as visual images that differ from reality. The eyes and brain “sees” something that does not really match the physical measurement of the image. Optical illusions can function in many ways, they can be images that are different from the objects that make them up, they can also be ones that come from the effects on the eyes and brain through excessive stimulation, and others where the eye and brain creates unconscious inferences. For my science fair project I will be seeing if gender affects visual selective attention. I picked this project so that I could learn more about the science of humans and other animals by means of observable response and the interpretation…

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    Optical Illusions are a neurological phenomenon that allows a person to believe an alternate reality based on what they see visually or encounter haptically. Illusions can come in all shapes and sizes and can be presented to us in many different ways sometimes, subliminally throughout our daily lives. The most famous and widely studied illusion is the Muller-Lyer illusion. This illusion consists of a horizontal line with opposite facing arrows at either end. The next portion uses the same…

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    A Brief Synopses/ Introduction In the Ted Talks video Optical Illusion, Beau Lotto started his presentation with a game of two panels (a white panel and a black panel) containing colored dots. By engaging the audience to identify the colors that where exactly the same on both panels, he explained that the purpose of the game was for the audience to see the world as it is. Next, Beau Lotto describes why color is important and how we use color to make sense of sensory information. First, he uses…

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    Developmental change is an elementary fact of human life and the first three years are crucial for the individual. Each infant and/or toddler has a unique development path, yet each respective development process shares the same principles that have been outlined by years of psychological studies. By observing the substructures of development, one may gain an appreciation for life and a greater understanding of what is normal. Recently, I conducted an observation of my ten month old daughter,…

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    From birth, we are constantly reaching for anything that piques our interest, whether it be the faces of our parents or the unknown object standing before us. Installed in us from a young age, curiosity is the hunger—in the most literal sense—for knowledge. My curiosity for the human mind grew into a desire for the study of the it and human nature. (needs transition)I found myself questioning what it is that cultivates the emotions and behavior that emerge from our brain. While taking AP…

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    Paper On Moon Illusions

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    Many optical illusions take advantage of our perception, being a "construction project" and our brain constantly trying to estimate the best guess, leading for us to be easily tricked. The moon illusion is an optical illusion which causes the moon to appear larger near the horizon than it does higher up in the sky. One of the most famous illusion and most widely discussed has been the so called "Moon Illusion". For many years psychologists have known about this and have proposed many theories to…

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    Through out time knowledge about optical illusions has been deepened by many different philosophers and researchers to strengthen the explanations of illusions. Epicharmus and Protagoras, Aristotle, and Plato are only some famous philosophers well known to this day that have contributed their own knowledge about, what actually are optical illusions? Epicharmus is a Greek poet and inventor of Sicilian Comedy during 540 and 450 BC. He was one of the earliest to appreciate the concept of optical…

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    Moon Illusion Lab Report

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    Moon Illusion: A Continued study of Existing Hypothesis Xinran Wei PSYC 182 Reading Group 12 Moon Illusion: A Continued study of Existing Hypothesis One of the most extraordinary optical illusions in nature, the moon illusion has attracted attention from generations of scientists. It seemed that despite of the distance between earth and moon did not change, the size of the moon appeared larger in the horizon but smaller at zenith. The debate of explanation behind this illusion…

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    The artistic ability to create an optical illusion within artwork has piqued my interest for years. When there is an illusion in artwork, it grabs the attention of the viewers’ eyes and the viewer may even feel compelled to examine and interpret the artwork more thoroughly. One example of optical illusions in artwork are three dimensional street art. Three dimensional street art is so intriguing because the artist takes an ordinary concrete public space and transforms it into something…

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    but then he discovered painting. He uses his hands to feel the textures of the colours to differentiate between them and can even draw a person just by touching and felling the face of them. People gain their knowledge through information, facts and skills of any kind. When people get new information, they gain trough that new information knowledge. The information that they gain can be through the ways of knowing (emotion, imagination, language, memory, intuition, reason, faith and sense…

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