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Is quick left brain vs right brain test fake?

Without references, you state: In this picture if you noticed her rotating clockwise you are right brain dominant. We discourage asking questions on this site (or in science in general) which ...
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To what category of optical illusions does this image belong?

To what category of optical illusions does this image belong? This appears to be a modified Hering illusion or rather it seems to rely on the same principle: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike ...
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What is the difference between apparent motion and apparent movement?

There is no difference between the two; illusionary movement and motion are interchangeable terms. For example, a definition of apparent motion is (Oxford Index): A sensation of movement in the ...
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Is the Rubin Vase illusion an example of inattentional blindness?

Short answer The Rubin Vase is a visual illusion, which can be traced down to the way the visual system analyzes visual scenes in terms of objects and background. Inattentional blindness is not an ...
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Due to Gestalt Psychology, is the face an illusion?

Dependent on your definition of an illusion, there is truth in your claim. A definition of an illusion is: [A] perception, as of visual stimuli (optical illusion) that represents what is ...
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Is there a waterfall visual after-effect with discrete inputs?

The waterfall after-effect is an illusion falling into a broader class of visual illusionary apparent movements caused by watching a constant motion for an extended period of time. The motion after-...
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Why do we see shadows in the following black-and-white optical illusion?

Looks like these are variations on the Hermann grid illusion, wiki page here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_illusion As the wiki page notes, the first-pass explanation of this was lateral ...
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Multistable perception with three possibilities

Here’s an image I found that triggers tristable perception (as opposed to just bistable perception): The three possible interpretations are A big cube with a smaller cube in front of it A big cube ...
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Water rushing away causing a pronounced sense of movement -- is there a name for this?

Self-motion can be perceived based on optic flow - it seems most likely that you experienced an illusion based on this. If you are familiar with the "Star Trek" series at all, think about ...
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The differences between sensory distortions and hallucinations

The differences between illusion and hallucinations are quite clear and have been known for over 100 years. For example, hallucinations are when you see things in total darkness or hear things when ...
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Is the Thatcher Face Illusion only limited to face recognition?

Short answer According to a study by Boutsen et al. Thatcherization of objects (houses in this study) did not reveal the Thatcher effect, while faces did. Background The Thatcher-face illusion (Fig ...
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Due to Gestalt Psychology, is the face an illusion?

Gestalt is a German word without a direct translation into English. (Reeves, 2013) The Oxford English Dictionary states that Gestalt is a noun in Psychology, meaning “an organized whole that is ...
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Why can I see the number only when I don't look directly at it?

You can see the number better when you move the image or your eyes, because with this action you reduce the overall contrast of the image. The "image" in brain is a composition of many images which ...
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