Illusion news 16

since January 8, 2013

 Movies shown in Sumi (1989) have been registered in Visiome by Dr. Jasmina Stevanov.

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Sumi S, 1989, "Kinetic contours in rotating objects" Perception 18(3) 293-302

<May 16, 2013>

<from CVNet>

The Best Illusion of the Year Contest is happy to announce the TOP TEN illusions of 2013!

The 2013 Contest Gala will be on Monday, May 13th, in the Philharmonic Center of Arts (Naples Fl). The TOP TEN illusions will be shown for the first time at the Gala, and posted on the Best Illusion of the Year Contest’s website immediately afterwards. Who will the TOP THREE winners be? That’s up to you! The live audience will choose them from the current TOP TEN list.

2013 TOP TEN ILLUSION CONTESTANTS (alphabetical order):

Through the Eyes of Giants, by Arash Afraz and Ken Nakayama (Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University, USA)

Dynamic Size Contrast Illusion- or the incredibly shrinking/growing shape!, by Gideon Caplovitz (University of Nevada Reno, USA)

Rotation or Deformation? A Surprising Consequence of the Kinetic Depth Effect, by Attila Frakas and Alen Hajnal (University of Southern Mississippi, USA)

Non-trackable Moving Dots Look faster, by Alan Ho and Stuart Anstis (Ambrose University College, Canada, and UC San Diego, USA)

Rotation Generated by Translation, by Jun Ono, Akiyasu Tomoeda and Kokichi Sugihara (Meiji University and CREST, Japan)

Dancing Diamond, by Michael Pickard and Alessandro Soranzo (University of Sunderland and Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom)

The Disappearing Smoke – Disappearing Pleasure!, by Sidney Pratt, Martha Sanchez and Karla Rovira (Sin Humo, Costa Rica)

Tusi or not Tusi, by Arthur Shapiro and Alex Rose-Henig (American University, USA)

The Knobby Sphere Illusion, by Peter Tse (Dartmouth College, USA)

Three-fold cubes: Objects whose form can be interpreted in three different ways, by Guy Wallis and David Lloyd (University of Queensland, Australia)

On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society,
Susana Martinez-Conde (Executive Producer, Best Illusion of the Year Contest)
Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee: Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen Macknik, 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 neuroscience research.

<April 23, 2013>

A research book of visual illusions in animals has been published! 
プリミエ・コレクション 38
動物の錯視 (Visual illusions of animals)
トリの眼から考える認知の進化 (Evolution of cognition in terms of birds' eyes)

中村 哲之 (Author: Noriyuki Nakamura, assistant professor, Chiba University)

A5上製・192頁・税込 2,520円
ISBN: 9784876982660
発行年月: 2013/03
京都大学学術出版会 (Kyoto University Press)

<April 10, 2013>

Dresses of the Café Wall illusion pattern have appeared!

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2013 (April 3)

<April 3, 2013>

An illusion book has been published!

Kitaoka, A. (Supervisor) (2013). Science of illusions. Tokyo: Newton Press.

<March 27, 2013>

Loeb illusion registered by Jasmina Stevanov

Angle and line expansion illusions by Zoellner, Wundt and Heymans registered by Jasmina Stevanov

<March 17, 2013>

Rasmus Bååth, Lund University Cognitive Science, Sweden, shows evidence that the cat sees the Rotatibg snakes illusion!

<February 28, 2013>

If someone needs a 'control image', here it is:

Here is the 'test image':

<March 17, 2013>

A new explanation of perceptual transparency connecting the X-junction contrast-polarity model with the luminance-based arithmetic model
Kitaoka, A.
Japanese Psychological Research
volume 47, issue 3, year 2005, pp. 175 - 187 PDF

has been cited in:

Polycarbonate nanocomposite with improved fire behavior, physical and psychophysical transparency
Vahabi, H., Eterradossi, O., Ferry, L., Longuet, C., Sonnier, R., Lopez-Cuesta, J.-M.
European Polymer Journal
volume 49, issue 2, year 2013, pp. 319 - 327

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<February 15, 2013>

<February 14, 2013>

Two of Akiyoshi's illusion works which are related to the Ponzo illusion have been registered in the Visiome Platform by Jasmina Stevanov who has written a brief, but informative, story.

<January 8, 2013>


The three circles in a row in the center are of the same size, but the middle one appears to be smaller than the rest.

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2012 (April 6)


(a remake)

Circles of the same size appear to be different in size. The leftmost, the middle and the rightmost circles appear to be larger than the rest.

Copyright Akiyoshi Kitaoka 2012 (June 8)


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