[visionlist] Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 Best Illusion of the Year Contest!

smart at neuralcorrelate.com smart at neuralcorrelate.com
Tue Dec 17 15:31:23 -04 2019

Voters around the globe chose the Best Illusions of the Year from the Top 10
Finalists competing in the 15th edition of
97d9dee170b&id=318af74924&e=7e260e6cae> Best Illusion of the Year Contest
(hosted by the Neural Correlate Society and supported by the Museum of
Mind). The TOP 3 winning illusions were revealed on Friday, December 13th.  

First Prize and a $3,000 award went to Frank Force, USA, for his "Dual Axis
Illusion," in which a spinning shape appears to defy logic by rotating
around both the horizontal and vertical axis.

Second Prize and a $2,000 award went to Haruaki Fukuda, Japan, for his
"Change the Color" illusion, in which scrolling dots change their apparent
color depending on how viewers interpret their motion.

Third Prize and a $1,000 award went to  Ryan E.B. Mruczek and Gideon Paul
Caplovitz, USA, for their "Rotating Circles Illusion," in which a rotating
circle appears to change its trajectory depending on the visual context.

If you enjoyed the spectacular illusions that competed in 2019, please make
an end-of-year
97d9dee170b&id=f0eab2cc16&e=7e260e6cae> tax-deductible donation to the Best
Illusion of the year Contest. We rely on your help to continue to share the
wonders of illusion with people of all ages and backgrounds, all over the


On behalf of the Executive Board of the Neural Correlate Society:
Jose-Manuel Alonso, Stephen Macknik, Susana Martinez-Conde, Luis Martinez,
Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse



Susana Martinez-Conde, PhD

Author, Champions of Illusion <x-msg://2/championsofillusionbook.com>  and
Sleights of Mind
Professor of Ophthalmology, Neurology, and Physiology & Pharmacology

Director, Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience

2014 Society for Neuroscience's Science Educator Award

2014 Empire Innovator Scholar 
State University of New York (SUNY)
Downstate Health Sciences University

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