[Comp-neuro] 2008 ILLUSION CONTEST WINNERS now posted

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Fri May 23 02:29:23 CEST 2008



The "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest" Gala (May 11th, 2008, Naples

FL, Philharmonic Center for the Arts) was a huge success, with more

attendees than ever! This event was the fourth annual edition of the "Best

Visual Illusion of the Year Contest". Previous editions drew numerous

accolades from attendees as well as international media coverage.


The TOP THREE winners of the 2008 "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest"



- 1st PRIZE: Rob van Lier and Mark Vergeer (Radboud University Nijmegen, The

Netherlands) -- "Filling in the Afterimage after the Image"

- 2nd prize: Rob Jenkins (University of Glasgow, UK)-- "Ghostly Gaze"

- 3rd prize: Thomas Papathomas (Rutgers University, USA)--"Rolling Eyes on a

Hollow Mask"


The 2009 contest (5th annual edition!) will be hosted on May 10th, at 7pm

(Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida). Illusion submissions

for the 2009 contest are now being accepted!


Check out the WINNING ILLUSIONS, and all TOP TEN finalists at:



The winners took home a "Guido", a trophy designed by the renowned Italian

sculptor Guido Moretti.


If you took PICTURES or VIDEOS of the event, please send them to us and we

will post the best ones!!


This event was hosted by the Neural Correlate Society, a non-profit

organization whose mission is to promote public awareness of neuroscience

research and discovery, and sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation.


As the Platinum Sponsor of the "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest",

the Mind Science Foundation is featuring complimentary visual illusion

eCards at www.mindscience.org/visualillusion.


On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society,


Susana Martinez-Conde (Executive Director and Illusion Contest Coordinator)


Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee: Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen

Macknik, Luis Martinez, Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse



Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience

Division of Neurobiology

Barrow Neurological Institute

350 W. Thomas Rd

Phoenix AZ 85013, USA


Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484

Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172

Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com



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