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    possibly mind-blowing. It revealed to me that life, as I know it, is not necessarily what it seems to be. Chabris shares with us what he discovered with Simons about the illusions we see everyday. He categorizes these illusions as the illusions…

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    Positive illusions are unrealistic, biased attitudes that individuals have about themselves and towards other individuals, normally close friends or family members. Positive illusions is “a perception that represents what is perceived in a way different from the way it is in reality. An illusion is a false mental image or conception which may be a misinterpretation of a real appearance or may be something imagined. It may be pleasing, harmless or even useful (Stein, 1982, p 662). The more…

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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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    On Thursday November 19th, I went to the King’s College theatre production “The Illusion” by Tony Kushner. During the week of the play, I did not know what to expect, because this was actually the first play I have ever been too before. Also, I never heard of the Illusion by Tony Kushner before, and I had absolutely no idea what the play I was about to see was actually about. When I was thinking about going to the play, I was actually very excited about seeing a live performance for the first…

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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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    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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    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…

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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 Invisible Gorilla

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    The awe-inspiring reality that Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons reveals to the blissfully unaware public considers the numerous illusions of life. The Invisible Gorilla: And Other Ways Our Intuition Deceive Us provides readers with one of the most renowned psychological experiments, clarifying just how much people miss on a daily basis. While presenting the relatively simple task, in hindsight, of counting how many passes the white team made, the participants of this experiment fail to…

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    When comparing the concepts from The Matrix to the ideology in the excerpts by Plato and Descartes a common theme is the realization that the world is all a sensory illusion by which an elaborate system of deception can perpetrate individuals to a common belief or perception. One of the main points that is shared between the excerpt by Plato/Descartes and the synopsis of The Matrix is that everything around us is perceived through our senses. Yet, because each individual perceives the world in a…

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