Below you will find a list of external links that we have assembled that will provide you with the best quality content and graphic design. If you have or know of a web site that you think would be highly relevant and should be posted here, please contact us.
Illusions, Perception, Cognitive Science Links
Find out about the company that put together this site. IllusionWorks is a company devoted to developing illusion products for various markets that include developing physical displays, exhibits, and galleries for science and art museums; developing illusion products for the mass consumer market, and licensing images and other proprietary illusion material.
NASA VISION LINKS
A comprehensive list of research laboratories on vision science, perception, and brain and cognitive science. A veritible researcher's paradise.
INTERACTIVE ILLUSTRATIONS OF COLOR PERCEPTION
Java script dependent color demonstrations with deep color theory text.
ILLUSIONS WITH SHADOWS
Interesting shadow illusions.
VIRTUAL HEALTH LIBRARY
Physiology and mechanisms of retinal processing. Low level vision illusions, i.e, Mach bands, Cornsweet illusion, etc.
MUSICAL AND AUDITORY ILLUSIONS
UCSD professor Diana Deutche's web site devoted to musical and auditory illusions. You can buy her CD of auditory illusions from this site. Highly recommended!
MAGIC EYE (STEREOGRAMS), STEREO ILLUSIONS, AND 3D VISION
Rachel Cooper's site devoted to stereograms and the Magic Eye.
INTERACTIVE PSYCHOLOGY SITE
Experiments that involve perception and psychology
Links to Illusion Artists
M. C. ESCHER
A web site entirely devoted to the works of the Dutch graphic artist M. C. Escher. You can buy all sorts of Escher related merchandise here.
A web site devoted to the works of the Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Be sure to check out his hidden imagery.
Scott Kim's web site of illusions, puzzles, and superior graphic design.
Y & B ASSOCIATES
While this site does not sell illusion products, we can highly recommend a site that specializes in excellent illusion art cards, playing cards, puzzles, games, books, etc. In fact, you can find just about every illusion image (both academic and artistic) that you are looking for at this site. Their motto is "Products and entertain and educate." Highly recommended!
Misc. Cool Links
RICHARD FEYNMAN ON-LINE
Richard Feyman was not only one of the 20th century's greatest physicists and thinkers, he was also a wonderful character. His books, both serious and anecdotal, served as inspiration for thousands. This site celebrates his life. It is highly recommended, and as a bonus contains some new Feynman stories by Al Seckel, author of this web site.
Science and Pseudoscience
Tired of people asking you about your star sign? Fed-up with the ever increasing amount of irrational thinking? Or do you just want to find out the answer to some of today's most popular pseudomysteries (yes, they have all been solved for the most part), i.e., the Bermuda Triangle, Uri Geller, ESP, astrology, UFOs, etc. Here are some excellent recommendations for the straight scoop.
The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP) consists of scientists, magicians, educators, and others, who critically evaluate paranormal claims. The Committee publishes a journal, The Skeptical Inquirer (not to be confused with the National Enquirer!). They also have affiliated local groups for those people who wish to be socially acquainted with other like-minded people, or who just want to find out the answers, because they can't figure it out themselves.
AL SECKEL'S SKEPTICAL ARTICLES
Here you can find Seckel's popular and highly amusing articles on Firewalking, Faith Healing, Polygraphs, Spontaneous Human Combustion, Counting Animals, The New Age Movement, Medical Quackery, Cults, Creationism, The Origins of the Darwin Fish, Astrology, Crackpots, Critical Thinking Skills, and much more. Many of these articles were previously published in the Los Angeles Times, Santa Monica News, LASER, and the Skeptical Inquirer
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