Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Wed Apr 19 15:28:33 GMT 2006

The Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest
(http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com) is happy to announce that the

Our international panel of impartial judges has now reviewed the 40 illusion
submissions to the 2006 Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest and
narrowed them to the TOP TEN! 

Please come to the (Free!!) Contest Gala on Monday, May 8th, 3pm, in
Sarasota Florida, during the week of VSS, in Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
Don't forget to add the Contest to your schedule!!

The renowned sculptor and artist, Guido Moretti, has created three amazing
works of art to serve as trophies for the TOP THREE winners!
See the trophies at:

Who will the winners be? That’s up to YOU! The audience at the Contest Gala
will vote to choose the TOP THREE illusions from current TOP TEN list. 

Do NOT miss this exciting event! Everybody is invited!

To see more details, please visit our webpage:

Below are the TOP TEN illusionists for the 2006 contest: To see the
illusions themselves
 you must come to the CONTEST!!!

2006 TOP TEN ILLUSION CONTESTANTS (alphabetical order):

Max Dürsteler (Universitätsspital Zürich, Switzerland):
“The Freezing Rotation Illusion”

Po-Jang Hsieh (Dartmouth College, USA):
“Gradient-Offset Induced Motion”

Anthony Norcia (Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, USA):
“Coffer Illusion”

Evan Palmer & Phillip Kellman (Harvard Medical School & UCLA, USA):
“The Occlusion Velocity Illusion”

Oronzo Parlangeli & Sergio Roncato (Università di Padova, Italy):
“Clones and Donors Have Opposite Inclinations (In Vision)”

Baingio Pinna & Massimiliano Dasara (Università di Sassari, Italy):
“The Windmill Illusion”

Pawan Sinha (MIT, USA):
“Hidden Strength of the Classical Simultaneous Contrast Illusion”

Alan Stubbs (University of Maine, USA):
“Dynamic Luminance-Gradient Effect”

Peter Tse (Dartmouth College, USA):
“The Infinite Regress Illusion”

Rob Van Lier & Mark Vergeer (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands):
”Catching Patches”

On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee,

Susana Martinez-Conde
Coordinator, Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest

Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience
Division of Neurobiology
Barrow Neurological Institute
350 W. Thomas Rd
Phoenix AZ 85013, USA

Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484
Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172
Email: smart at neuralcorrelate.com

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