Why Do We See Illusions?

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Are your eyes really playing tricks on you, or is it just your brain's natural evolution to handle natural stimuli occurring in real life?  Theoretical neurobiologist Mark Changizi explores the complexities of our eyes and our brain's ability to encounter natural stimuli. Work with your class to consider not only the scientific content, but also the value of constructing and arguing new hypotheses. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Good demonstration of an individual explaining his unique hypothesis and research
  • Content may be a bit too complex for a brief presentation, but can also offer a starting point for further investigation
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