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  1. #1
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    Scientific American Illusion Contest

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    If you have time, you may enjoy looking at the Scientifc American Best Illusion of the Year Contest entries. My daughter, Rosa Lafer-Sousa, is in the running for
    ‪#‎TheDress demo (picked as one of 10 finalists by a panel of international judges!). Voting started yesterday at 7PM EST and runs for 24 hours. June 11th (7PM) - June 12th (7PM). You can go to http://illusionoftheyear.com to view the illusions and vote on them. It's about the blue/black vs white/gold dress controversy. It hit social media like a storm. Rosa is a PhD student at MIT working on the neuroscience of vision, and got really excited that the illusion would be great for understanding aspects of color perception, so she created the illusion demo to use in a study that she just published in Current Biology http://www.cell.com/current-biology/...822(15)00535-7 which got picked up by the NYTimes, the Guardian, the LA Times, Cosmopolitan magazine, among a myriad of other media outlets. Thanks for looking!
    Last edited by Triskeliongirl; 06-12-2015 at 05:33 AM.

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    some really interesting illusions there, thanks!

    Hoping your daughter does well in the voting!! I assume voting is clicking the rating. Refreshing the page i voted a few times for her….and U.C. Santa Cruz’s ‘mind-controlled’ and a few for Lowry and also Meiji University's and….
    Last edited by rebeccaC; 06-13-2015 at 06:44 AM.
    ‘The negative feelings we all have can be addictive…just as the positive…it’s up to
    us to decide which ones we want to choose and feed”… Pema Chodron

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    Yes, thanks!

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    Very cool, she did nice work!

    Here's another illusion (not part of the contest) I ran across today.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

 

 

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