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How Your Brain Deceives You: Visual Illusions
Last week, vision scientists from around the world gathered at the annual meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, in Naples, Florida. One of the most highly anticipated events each year at the conference is the Illusion of the Year contest.
Here is this year's winning illusion, submitted by Koukichi Sugihara, of the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences in Japan.
In this video, wooden balls roll up the slopes just as if they are pulled by a magnet. The behavior of the balls seems impossible, because it seems to defy gravity. This illusion is remarkable because it is generated by a three-dimensional solid object and physical motion, instead of a two-dimensional picture or animation.
Want to check out the rest of the contest's ten finalists? Here you go.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.