Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Sun Apr 12 21:28:27 CEST 2009

The Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce that the
TOP TEN illusions have been chosen!! 


The Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest has recently become an Official
Satellite of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) conference. The Contest Gala
will be on Sunday, May 10th, 7pm, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples
Fl). The 2009 Contest Gala will be hosted by Peter Thompson! Everybody is


Who will the TOP THREE winners be??? That’s up to YOU! The audience will
choose them from the current TOP TEN list. 


For more details, please visit our webpage:


2009 TOP TEN ILLUSION CONTESTANTS (alphabetical order): To see the illusions
 you must come to the CONTEST!!!


“Color dove illusion”, Yuval Barkan and Hedva Spitzer (Tel-Aviv University,


 “Cubistic lands’’, by Sandro Bettella, Gianluca Campana, Clara Casco, and
Sergio Roncato (Università di Padova, Italy)


 “Contrast color induced by unconscious surround”, by Haruaki Fukuda and
Kazuhiro Ueda (University of Tokyo, Japan)


 “Stereo vision produces new illusory contours!”, by Davi Geiger and Hiroshi
Ishikawa (New York University, USA and Nagoya City University, Japan)


“Tilt illusion” by Siddharth Jain (USA)


“Another turn: a variant on the Shepard tabletop illusion”, by Lydia
Maniatis (USA)


“The illusion of sex”, by Richard Russell (Harvard University, USA)


“The break of the curveball”, by Arthur Shapiro, Zhong-Lin Lu, Emily Knight,
and Robert Ennis (Bucknell University, University of Southern California,
Dartmouth College, and SUNY College of Optometry, USA)


“Tube illusion”, by Lothar Spillmann (Universitätsklinikum Freiburg,


“Smooth pursuit motion suppression”, by Peter Tse (Dartmouth  University,



On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society,


Susana Martinez-Conde (Illusion Contest Coordinator)


Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee: Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen
Macknik, Luis Martinez, Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse

The Neural Correlate Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit
organization, whose mission is to promote the public awareness of vision



Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience

Barrow Neurological Institute

350 W. Thomas Rd.

Phoenix AZ 85013



Phone: +1 602 406-3484

Fax: +1 602 406-4192

Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com




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