[visionlist] 2008 ILLUSION CONTEST WINNERS now posted

Susana Martinez-Conde smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Thu May 22 17:27:08 PDT 2008


The "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest" Gala (May 11th, 2008, Naples
FL, Philharmonic Center for the Arts) was a huge success, with more
attendees than ever! This event was the fourth annual edition of the "Best
Visual Illusion of the Year Contest". Previous editions drew numerous
accolades from attendees as well as international media coverage.

The TOP THREE winners of the 2008 "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest"

- 1st PRIZE: Rob van Lier and Mark Vergeer (Radboud University Nijmegen, The
Netherlands) -- "Filling in the Afterimage after the Image"
- 2nd prize: Rob Jenkins (University of Glasgow, UK)-- "Ghostly Gaze"
- 3rd prize: Thomas Papathomas (Rutgers University, USA)--"Rolling Eyes on a
Hollow Mask"

The 2009 contest (5th annual edition!) will be hosted on May 10th, at 7pm
(Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, Florida). Illusion submissions
for the 2009 contest are now being accepted!

Check out the WINNING ILLUSIONS, and all TOP TEN finalists at:

The winners took home a "Guido", a trophy designed by the renowned Italian
sculptor Guido Moretti.

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

This event was hosted by the Neural Correlate Society, a non-profit
organization whose mission is to promote public awareness of neuroscience
research and discovery, and sponsored by the Mind Science Foundation.

As the Platinum Sponsor of the "Best Visual Illusion of the Year Contest",
the Mind Science Foundation is featuring complimentary visual illusion
eCards at www.mindscience.org/visualillusion.

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

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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