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Most of the Shimojo Lab on a whitewater rafting trip on the Kern River. Left to right:  Ron Crowley, Shin Shimojo, Eiko Shimojo, Richard Winters (in rear), Carol Yin, Dave Flowers (in rear), Alice Klarke, Al Seckel, Kats Watanabe, Yuki Kamitani, and Romi Nijhawan. The photo was taken by Sean Crowley.

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More great supporters! Al Seckel with Pricilla Heard and Richard Gregory

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Swiss illusion artist Sandro Del Prete (left) and Al Seckel (right) working on Your Mind's Eye.

     There have been several people primarily responsible for the content and appearance of this site:

     Text, content, demonstration design, and layout is primarily due to Al Seckel.  Al Seckel, a Research Fellow in the Shimojo Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, is one of the leading authorities on illusions. He is currently authoring a comprehensive treatise on illusions, perception, and cognitive science for the Brain and Cognitive Division of the M.I.T. Press with professor Shin Shimojo also of the California Institute of Technology. In addition, Seckel is also authoring an interactive book on illusions for children.

     Seckel has lectured on illusions at most of the major universities of the world, including Harvard University, MIT, Caltech, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Berkeley, UCSD, University of Lund, University of Utrecht, University of Tokyo, University of York, University of Aberdeen, etc. He has published over 100 articles and has had his own science column in both the Los Angeles Times and the Santa Monica News.

      Seckel is also involved in the creation and design of many software and physical exhibits for science museums on illusions, perception, and cognitive science. These exhibits are now featured in science museums all over the world.

     In addition to his academic pursuits, Seckel is actively involved in running the creative side of product development at IllusionWorks, L.L.C.

     To find out more out Seckel, please visit his home page at the Shimojo Laboratory.

 

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Christof's brain, really!

     Professor Koch of the California Institute of Technology is one of the leading experts on the neuronal correlates of visual awareness. He has given a tremendous amount of support and encouragement to this web site. We invite you to visit the Koch lab

 

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Shin Shimojo taking that leap of faith!

     Professor Shimojo of the California Institute of Technology is one of the world's leading authorities on visual illusions and visual perception. He has generously supported this web site and has gone to great lengths to make it free to all and without advertising.

 

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Carol Yin

    Carol Yin, of the Shimojo Lab, who took the great stereo photographs of our building and Joshua Tree National Park. See our Lab buildingin stereo  below!

     All the great Shimojo lab members who have generously supported this site. We hope that you will visit our lab site so that you see who we all are!

     Bob Ausbourn is responsible for most of the graphic elements contained on the site. Bob was the one who first started an illusion site and got the ball rolling. Bob is a fantastic web designer and graphic artist and has spend hundreds of hours designing graphic for this site.  If you are interested in having him design you the the best designed site on the web (after this one, of course!) please contact him at ausbourn@lainet.com. His rates are incredibly reasonable!

     Tony Azevedo, Mark Newbold, and Akos Feher are responsible for programming many of the interactive java applets.

     Last, but certainly not least, Dave Flowers, our fearless and tireless web master, who manages not only this site, but both the Klab and Shimojo lab sites.

 

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     This is the Beckman Institute at Caltech. Home of the Shimojo Laboratory of psychophysics. The laboratory is part of the Division of Computational and Neuronal Systems. To see the stereo view, fuse the image. If you cross-fuse, use the right most two images, and if you diverge-fuse, use the left-most two images.

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