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The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesnt always get things right when it comes to sight. This book is here to explain why, with astounding images, baffling puzzles, and simple revealswhich show the reader how each trick works. Throughout the book will be chances for the reader to get hands-on with the illusions, with step-by-step experiments, or tips on how to draw your own "moving" optic art on paper or on the computer. Templates will be included at the back of the book to reveal answers and aid the creation of astounding illusions. The science behind each element will be simply explained in an engaging way, to encourage the child to find out more each time.
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Table of Contents

Is Seeing Believing?..................................4 LightScintillating Grids.....................................6Playing with Contrast................................8An Extraordinary Sofa..............................9Puzzling Colours...................................... 10Colour Adaptation................................... 11Restoring Colour...................................... 12Neon Colours Effect................................. 13Stained Glass Illusion.............................. 14Making Colours....................................... 15Rubber Ducks......................................... 16Magic Heart.......................................... 17Playing with Assimilation......................... 18Mapmaker Illusion.................................. 19 Lines and SpaceDifferent Lines........................................20Poggendorff's Illusions, Lining Up..............22Magic Straws........................................ 23Roman Temple.......................................24Tilted Letters...........................................25Amazing Jastrow Playing Cards................ 26Bulging Shapes......................................27Wider or Taller?..................................... 28Puzzling Hat Sizes, Hidden Right Angles....29Incredible Circles, Sarcone's Ellipses..........30Bigger or Smaller?.................................. 31Hybrid Illusion........................................ 32Leaning Towers......................................33Disrupting Patterns..................................34Impossible Structures...............................36Impossible Shapes..................................38Magic Glass..........................................40Spot the Difference................................. 41Bilateral Animals....................................42 MotionVisual Flows...........................................44Running Water.......................................46Expanding Gothic Heart..........................47Swirling Whirl........................................48Hovering Hashtags.................................49Sparkling Squares..................................50Pulsing Star............................................ 51The BrainPac-Man Illusion..................................... 52Contours and 3-D Shapes........................54Colours Affect Contours............................55Aftereffects............................................56Blurred Face..........................................57The Mischievous Leprechaun.................... 58Cheshire Cat.......................................... 59Disappearing Spots................................60Broken Plate?......................................... 61Stereograms; 3-D Wonders...................... 62ExperimentsSarcone's L-Shaped Puzzle.......................64Remove the Glass from the Tray................65Optics in a Glass: Reversing Fish..............66A Toilet Tube "Squircle"........................... 67Playing with Perspective..........................68Make an Impossible Triangle....................69Visual and Mental Blocks......................... 70How to Walk Through Walls.................... 71Circle to Square.....................................72Make Your Own Hologram Projector......... 74Hypnotic Disc........................................ 75A Confusing Sign................................... 76Dark Spot, Bright Spot.............................77Footstep Illusion...................................... 78How to "Levitate"....................................79Photographing Levitation..........................80Making Magic Dice................................ 81Moving Pictures......................................82Jastrow Magic Experiment.......................83The Unpredictable Structure.....................84Hole in the Hand Illusion.........................85Geometric Illusion...................................86Impossible Triangle................................. 87Polypodous Elephants..............................88Drawing Impossible Stairs........................89 Templates..............................................90Answers................................................93Glossary............................................... 94Index....................................................96

About the Author

Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber are experts in brain training and are particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication). They have written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking. The authors live in Genoa, Italy.Gianni A. Sarcone is an expert in brain training and is particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication). He has written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking.

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'The page design and bright colour illustrations suit this for both a school library shelf and a child's bedroom. Highly recommended. Adults beware - open this book only if you have a bit of time to spare!' * Achuka *

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