Susana Martinez-Conde is a neuroscientist and science writer. She is a professor of ophthalmology, neurology, and physiology & pharmacology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center.
BOOK: CHAMPIONS OF ILLUSIONS
A full-color celebration of stunning visual illusions and the science behind them. In Champions of Illusion, Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik present a smorgasbord of mystifying images, many selected from their Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Whether it’s false motion, tricks of perspective, or shifting colors, Champions of Illusion is packed with adventures in visual perception. If you have ever found yourself face-to-face with an utterly bewildering illusion, you know the powerful effect such images have on the mind. The question we often ask ourselves is, how is that possible?
Martinez-Conde and Macknik, who study the intersection of neuroscience, illusions, and stage magic, explain just why we think we see the things we see. Featuring the most bizarre effects and unbelievable mind tricks, along with classic illusions and illuminating descriptions of what is actually going on in your brain when you are deceived by visuals. Champions of Illusion is an electrifying mix of science and magic that you will not soon forget.
The cost of this event is $20 which includes a wonderful all-you-can-eat brunch followed by our guest speaker.