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Why Do We See Illusions?

  • Published6 Aug 2013
  • Reviewed6 Aug 2013
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  • Source TED

Educator resources are meant to give access to information and teaching tools about the nervous system and related health issues. Resources target primary and secondary school levels.

Why can't our extremely complex eyes render simple optical illusions? Surprise, surprise — it comes back to the brain, which has only evolved to encounter natural stimuli.

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