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How optical illusions trick your brain - Nathan S. Jacobs

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Optical illusions are images that seem to trick our minds into seeing something different from what they actually are. But how do they work? Nathan S. Jacobs walks us through a few common optical illusions and explains what these tricks of the eye can tell us about how our brains assemble visual information into the 3D world we see around us.

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  • Educator Nathan S. Jacobs
  • Director Biljana Labović
  • Animator Lisa LaBracio
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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