[Comp-neuro] TOP TEN Illusion Finalists!!

Xoana G Troncoso x.troncoso at neuralcorrelate.com
Wed Apr 14 19:19:55 CEST 2010


The TOP TEN illusions for the Best Illusion of the Year Contest have been
chosen!!

The Best Illusion of the Year Contest, now sponsored by Scientific American,
is an Official Satellite of the Vision Sciences Society (VSS) conference.
The Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 10th, 5-7pm, in the Philharmonic
Center of Arts (Naples, FL). Doors will open at 4.30pm.

Hosted by the inimitable *Stuart Anstis*!
With a special appearance by *The Amaz!ng Randi*, the renowned magician,
escapologist, and skeptic!
Everybody is invited and families are welcome!!

Who will the TOP THREE winners be??? That’s up to YOU! The audience will
choose them.
For more details, please visit our webpage:
http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com

2010 TOP TEN ILLUSION CONTESTANTS (alphabetical order):

*“Counter‐intuitive illusory contours”*, by Bart Anderson (University of
Sydney, Australia)

*“Two sinusoids: 6-1 perceptions’*’, by Jan Kremlacek (Charles University in
Prague, Czech Republic)

*“Stretching out in the tub”*, by Lydia Maniatis (American University, USA)

*“The steerable spiral”*, by Peter Meilstrup & Michael Shadlen (University
of Washington, USA)

*“The monkey-business illusion”*, by Daniel Simons (University of Illinois,
USA)

*“Impossible motion: magnet-like slopes”*, by Koukichi Sugihara (Meiji
Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan)

*“The blurry heart illusion”*, by Kohske Takahashi, Ryosuke Miimi & Katsumi
Watanabe (University of Tokyo, Japan)

*“The fat face thin (fft) illusion”*, by Peter Thompson (University of York,
UK)

*“Attention-biased after-image rivalry”*, by Peter Tse (Dartmouth College,
USA)

*“Illusory gloss”*, by Maarten Wijntjes & Sylvia Pont (Delft University of
Technology, The Netherlands)

To see the illusions themselves… you must come to the CONTEST!!!

Xoana Troncoso (Illusion Contest Coordinator)
Susana Martinez-Conde (President, Neural Correlate Society)

On behalf of the Executive Board of the Neural Correlate Society:
Stephen Macknik, Jose-Manuel Alonso, Susana Martinez-Conde, 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
research.

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Xoana G Troncoso, PhD
Illusion Contest Coordinator
http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/

Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience
Andersen Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
1200 E California Blvd. M/C 216-76
Pasadena, California 91125, USA
phone: +1-626-395-8337
email: x.troncoso at neuralcorrelate.com
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