[visionlist] RE: ILLUSION CONTEST WINNERS!

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Tue May 15 01:37:58 GMT 2007


The 2007 Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest Gala was a huge success,
with OVER 600 ATTENDEES!

 

The TOP THREE winners of the 2007 Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest
are:

 

3rd prize: Arthur Shapiro and Emily Knight (Bucknell University, USA) --
"Where has all the motion gone?" 

 

2nd prize: Pietro Guardini and Luciano Gamberini (University of Padova,
Italy) -- "The illusory contoured tilting Pyramid" 

 

1st PRIZE: Frederick Kingdom, Ali Yoonessi and Elena Gheorghiu (McGill
University, Canada) -- "The Leaning Tower Illusion" 

 

Check out the WINNING ILLUSIONS, and all TOP TEN finalists at:
http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com
<http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/>  

 

RESULTS OF THE 2007 CONTEST GALA SURVEY: 

74% of the audience rated the Contest Gala as VERY GOOD or EXCELLENT.

98% VSS members said that the Contest should be hosted again next year
during VSS. 

93% of the audience plans to come back next year!

 

If you took PICTURES or VIDEOS of the event, please send them to us and we
will post the best ones!!

 

On behalf of the Neural Correlate Society,

 

Susana Martinez-Conde (Executive Director and Illusion Contest Coordinator)

 

Neural Correlate Society Executive Committee: Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen
Macknik, Luis Martinez, Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse

The Neural Correlate Society is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit
organization, whose mission is to promote the public awareness of vision
research.

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Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

Director, Laboratory of Visual Neuroscience

Department of Neurobiology

Barrow Neurological Institute

350 W. Thomas Rd.

Phoenix, AZ, USA

 

Phone: +1 (602) 406-3484

Fax: +1 (602) 406-4172

Email:  <mailto:smart at neuralcorrelate.com> smart at neuralcorrelate.com

 <http://www.neuralcorrelate.com/smc_lab> www.neuralcorrelate.com/smc_lab

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