[visionlist] immunity from illusions (particularly visual illusions)

Niki Renner niki.renner at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 11:50:57 -05 2017

I wouldn’t read too much into the “always at least one student who is atypical”. These students likely know on some level, whether diagnosed or not, that they are not in the normal range and therefore have a personal interest in the topic (so sign up for the class). I’ve personally always struggled with those “magic eye” puzzles, and it was one of my science fair projects as a kid (could people really see things in these images?)–now I have a PhD in neuroscience. 


> On Feb 12, 2017, at 11:28 AM, Dr. Katherine Moore <moorek at arcadia.edu> wrote:
> This is interesting about saccades. I know that can't apply to some of the illusions, but I see these students a lot this semester as well so I can give that a try. The students were definitely actively trying to experience the illusions each time but perhaps they still weren't ones to make as many saccades as the average person.
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> On Sun, Feb 12, 2017 at 11:03 AM, Klaus Hartnegg <klaus.hartnegg at blicklabor.de <mailto:klaus.hartnegg at blicklabor.de>> wrote:
> Many illusions go away when no saccades are made while looking at them. I would check the eye movements of these two students.
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