[visionlist] Congratulations to the Winners of the 2017 Best Illusion of the Year Contest!
smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Thu Oct 19 08:31:55 -05 2017
Congratulations to the winners of the 13th annual
<http://illusionoftheyear.com/> Best Illusion of the Year Contest!
Online voters around the world chose the best illusions of the year from 4pm
EDT on October 4th to 4pm EDT on October 5th.
First Place and an award of $3,000 went to
<http://illusionoftheyear.com/2017/10/shape-from-motion-only/> Shape from
Motion Only, a shape perception illusion by Hedva Spitzer, Dana Tearosh,
and Niv Weisman of Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Second Place and an award of $2,000 went to
Blue Café Wall Illusion, a powerful new rendering of the Café Wall shape
distortion effect, by the USA artist and magician
<http://victoriaskye.com/illusionart.html> Victoria Skye.
Third Place and an award of $1,000 went to
Müller-Lyer Illusion, a dynamic reimagining of the classical geometric
illusion, by the Italian visual artist
<http://www.giannisarcone.com/index.html#carousel> Gianni A. Sarcone.
This years Contest coincides with the release of
<http://championsofillusionbook.com/> Champions of Illusion: The Science
Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles. Champions
features many of the best illusions from the Contests first decade, and
their neural underpinnings.
Enjoy the winning illusions and all Top 10 Finalists
are now accepted for the 14th edition of the Best Illusion of the Year
Contest, to be held in 2018.
Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD
Author, Champions of Illusion and <http://www.sleightsofmind.com/> Sleights
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology
State University of New York (SUNY)
Downstate Medical Center
450 Clarkson Ave, Brooklyn NY 11203, USA
Email: <mailto:smart at neuralcorrelate.com> smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Phone: <tel:%2B1%20718-270-4520> +1 718-270-4520
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