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Perception Video

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How to Create the Illusion of Depth

In this video episode from The Psych Files podcast, professor Britt shows students how the cues of depth perception create the illusion of depth in a flat image.  Cues demonstrated are: a) Relative Size, b) Overlapping or Interposition, c) Density, d) Blur (Texture Gradient), e) effects of color and f) motion parallax.

 

Change Blindness

Hollow Face Illusion

Videos on the topic of Gestalt Principles of Perception

 

 

Sensation and Perception Collection (Clips for Class, Cengage)

Several short video clips related to sensation and perception, includes all of the senses.

 

Sensation and Perception (Discovering Psychology Series, 2001)

"This program unravels the complex process of how we see. You'll learn about visual illusions and what causes them, the biology of perception, the visual pathway, and how the human brain processes information during perception."

 


Derren Brown: Paying with Paper (Length: 4 mins)."From Derren Brown: Trick or Treat (Episode 2): Derren is in New York and attempts to buy things using his own money - blank paper."  (Video not embeddable; follow link to watch.)  We see what we expect to see.  Note: Some people have tied neurolinguistic programming (NLP) to Brown. He evidently has made no such claim.  "In his own book, Tricks of the Mind, Brown writes, 'I now have a lot of NLPers analysing my TV work in their own terms, as well as people who say that I myself unfairly claim to be using NLP whenever I perform (the truth is I have never mentioned it).' He adds that he does what he does using a mixture of 'magic, suggestion, psychology, misdirection and showmanship.'" (Source: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/2272/does-nlp-work)

http://youtu.be/3Vz_YTNLn6w

 

Daniel Tammet: Different Ways of Knowing (Length: 11 mins). "Daniel Tammet has linguistic, numerical and visual synesthesia -- meaning that his perception of words, numbers and colors are woven together into a new way of perceiving and understanding the world. The author of "Born on a Blue Day," Tammet shares his art and his passion for languages in this glimpse into his beautiful mind."
http://www.ted.com/talks/daniel_tammet_different_ways_of_knowing.html

 

Magic and the Brain (NOVA, 2/11/11) (Length: 12 mins). "Are the secrets behind the world's greatest magic tricks actually wired into the human brain? Eccentric magicians Penn and Teller and Las Vegas trickster Apollo Robbins team up with neuroscientists to reveal how our brains process visual information. Can you really believe your own eyes?"

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/psychology-magic.html 

Watch the full episode. See more NOVA scienceNOW.

 

Escher's waterfall, by engineering student McWolles.  Visit this site for the likely building plans. (Thanks to TIPS members Catherine Wehlburg & Barbara Brown.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v2xnl6LwJE 

 

Neuroscience Meets Magic (Scientific American)

"Brain scientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde explain the science behind the mental manipulations of gentleman thief Apollo Robbins."

http://www.scientificamerican.com/video.cfm?id=652064535001 

 

"Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's really out there."

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/653

 

 

 

 

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