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Champions of Illusion: Book Talk & Author Signing

September 29, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles

Optical illusions are fun—we all enjoy having our eyes fooled!

But to scientists, illusions provide valuable insight into how our visual perception works and how it’s evolved over timeSusana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik are the founders of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest and leading researchers in the neurology of vision.  Their book Champions of Illusion presents an amazing collection of stunning eye-fooling images, accompanied by explanations of why we ‘see’ things that aren’t really there!

Join us on Saturday, September 29 at 3pm when they’ll visit the library to give a presentation on their book.  Copies will be available to purchase and have signed by the authors.

Registration is recommended by not required:  please register here.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to be entertained AND educated!  You’ll also want to sign up for their next program Sleights of Mind,  on the science of magic!

Watch for upcoming information on a follow-up program in October on their book Sleights of Mind, that looks at the science behind magic tricks!


Champions of Illusion Book

Few books can blow your mind on every page.

This is one of those books.

-David Eagleman, Stanford University Neuroscientist

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September 29, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Scotch Plains Public Library
1927 Bartle Ave
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076 United States