Illusions

Illusions
Author: Richard Bach
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0385285019
Language: en
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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar.... In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

Illusions

Illusions
Author: Madeline J. Reynolds
Release: 2018-11-06
Editor: Entangled: Teen
Pages: 380
ISBN: 1640635637
Language: en
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Dear Thomas, I know you're angry. It's true, I was sent to expose your mentor as a fraud illusionist, and instead I have put your secret in jeopardy. I fear I have even put your life in jeopardy. For that I can only beg your forgiveness. I've fallen for you. You know I have. And I never wanted to create a rift between us, but if it means protecting you from those who wish you dead—I'll do it. I'll do anything to keep you safe, whatever the sacrifice. Please forgive me for all I've done and what I'm about to do next. I promise, it's one magic trick no one will ever see coming. Love, Saverio

Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions
Author: DK Publishing, Inc
Release: 2012
Editor: Dk Pub
Pages: 29
ISBN: 0756697891
Language: en
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A dynamic and interactive introduction to optical illusions features a wealth of lift-flaps, pull-tabs and visual eye tricks including a spinning thaumatrope, a stereoscope and a 3-D sculpture that "follows" observers around the room, in a volume that also shares accessible explanations for why illusions work.

Collective Illusions

Collective Illusions
Author: Todd Rose
Release: 2022-02-01
Editor: Hachette Go
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780306925702
Language: en
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**National Bestseller** Drawing on cutting-edge neuroscience, behavioral economic, and social psychology research, acclaimed author, former Harvard professor, and think tank founder Todd Rose reveals how so much of our thinking about each other is informed by false assumptions that drive bad decisions that make us dangerously mistrustful as a society and hopelessly unhappy as individuals. The desire to fit in is one of the most powerful, least understood forces in a society. Todd Rose believes that as human beings we continually act against our own best interests out of our brains’ misunderstanding of what we think others believe. A complicated set of illusions driven by conformity bias distorts how we see the world around us. From toilet paper shortages to kidneys that get thrown away rather than used for desperately needed organ transplants, from racial segregation to the perceived “electability” of women for political office, from bottled water to “cancel culture,” we routinely copy others, lie about what we believe, cling to tribes, and silence others. We are so profoundly social that when we are incongruent with the group that we do lasting damage to our self-worth, diminish our well-being and never realize our full potential. It’s why we all too often chase the familiar trappings of money, fame, and success that leave us feeling empty even when we do achieve them. It’s why we’ll blindly espouse a viewpoint we don’t necessarily believe in so that we blend in with the group. We trap ourselves in prisons of our own making that prevent us from living the happy, fulfilled lives we envision. The question is, Why do we keep believing the lies and hurting ourselves? Todd Rose reveals the answer is deeply hard-wired in our DNA, with brains that are more socially dependent than we realize or dare to accept. Most of us would rather be fully in sync with the social norms of our respective groups than true to who we are. Using originally researched data, Collective Illusions shows us where we get things wrong and just as important, how we can be authentic in forming our opinions while valuing truth. Rose offers a counterintuitive, empowering, and hopeful explanation for how we can bridge the inference gap, make decisions with a newfound clarity, and achieve fulfillment. Only then can we transform ourselves, and ultimately, society.

The New Book of Optical Illusions

The New Book of Optical Illusions
Author: Georg Rüschemeyer
Release: 2015-09-22
Editor: Firefly Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1770855920
Language: en
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How 33 ancient, familiar and new optical illusions work, with 150 examples.

Folk Illusions

Folk Illusions
Author: K. Brandon Barker,Claiborne Rice
Release: 2019-04-22
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780253041104
Language: en
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Wiggling a pencil so that it looks like it is made of rubber, "stealing" your niece's nose, and listening for the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell– these are examples of folk illusions, youthful play forms that trade on perceptual oddities. In this groundbreaking study, K. Brandon Barker and Clairborne Rice argue that these easily overlooked instances of children's folklore offer an important avenue for studying perception and cognition in the contexts of social and embodied development. Folk illusions are traditionalized verbal and/or physical actions that are performed with the intention of creating a phantasm for one or more participants. Using a cross-disciplinary approach that combines the ethnographic methods of folklore with the empirical data of neuroscience, cognitive science, and psychology, Barker and Rice catalogue over eighty discrete folk illusions while exploring the complexities of embodied perception. Taken together as a genre of folklore, folk illusions show that people, starting from a young age, possess an awareness of the illusory tendencies of perceptual processes as well as an awareness that the distinctions between illusion and reality are always communally formed.

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions

The Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions
Author: Arthur G. Shapiro,Dejan Todorovic
Release: 2017-05-24
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 880
ISBN: 9780199794607
Language: en
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Visual illusions are compelling phenomena that draw attention to the brain's capacity to construct our perceptual world. The Compendium is a collection of over 100 chapters on visual illusions, written by the illusion creators or by vision scientists who have investigated mechanisms underlying the phenomena. --

365 Optical Illusions

365 Optical Illusions
Author: Laure Maj
Release: 2016
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1770857567
Language: en
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An incredible 365 optical illusions.

Archives of Psychology

Archives of Psychology
Author: Robert Sessions Woodworth
Release: 1930
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 47
ISBN: MINN:31951000570576J
Language: en
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Pistis Reology The Three Grand Illusions and The Power To Choose

Pistis  Reology  The Three Grand Illusions  and The Power To Choose
Author: Anonymous Author
Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: eBookIt.com
Pages: 169
ISBN: 9781456600075
Language: en
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Who Am I? Why Am I Here? What Is Reality Really All About? Throughout mankind's history, our perceptive reality has led us to question who, what, and why we are here. What is this universe we perceive around us? These questions have been the driving force of our survival and have contributed to the evolution and proliferation of man's existence. While there have been many disciplines of thought which have attempted to answer these questions, the truth seems to elude us, thereby indicating a lack of satisfactory answers from all our religions, philosophies, mythologies, and sciences. Ironically, we do in fact have enough knowledge, experience, and information to discover, define, and comprehend the true nature of our existence, as well as our individual roles in it. To realize this requires the willingness to see things at their most basic level, and recognize that what we find there provides us the evidence to understand the foundation of all that exists. For thousands of years, theologians, philosophers, and scientists have monopolized the question of "what is reality?" Now it's a topic for the rest of us. Anyone sufficiently motivated to ask themselves questions such as "Who am I? Why am I here? What is this existence really all about?" already has the inherent ability and the direct evidence to find the answers. It is often said that truth can be stranger then fiction. No where is this more true then in the pages of this eBook.

Illusions

Illusions
Author: Aprilynne Pike
Release: 2011-05-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780062077097
Language: en
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"I don't do patrols, I don't go hunting, I just stick close to you. You live your life. I'll keep you safe," Tamani said, sweeping a lock of hair from her face. "Or die trying." Laurel hasn't seen Tamani since she begged him to let her go last year. Though her heart still aches, Laurel is confident that David was the right choice. But just as life returns to normal, Laurel realizes that a hidden enemy lies in wait. Once again, Laurel must turn to Tamani to protect and guide her, for the danger that now threatens Avalon is one that no faerie thought would ever be possible. And for the first time, Laurel cannot be sure that her side will prevail.

Illusions of Paradox

Illusions of Paradox
Author: Richmond Campbell
Release: 1998
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Pages: 278
ISBN: UOM:39015047075612
Language: en
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Campbell (philosophy, Dalhousie U., Halifax) argues that feminist and naturalized epistemology are not incompatible despite appearances, and that combining them allows a coherent and politically useful account of the objectivity of value. He draws on conceptual resources already present in the two approaches to construct a coherent epistemology that reinforces and extends the present feminist critiques of androcentric science and the fact- value dichotomy, but is uncompromising in its realist implications. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Illusions of Seeing

Illusions of Seeing
Author: Thomas Ditzinger
Release: 2021-06-15
Editor: Springer Nature
Pages: 274
ISBN: 9783030636357
Language: en
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Why do we need two eyes? Why are all cats grey at night and appear to move faster the day? Why is the sky blue and the setting sun red? This book explains the multifaceted nature of perception, and discusses the mysteries of vision. It provides readers with experiments to help them discover optical illusions and the features of their own perception. Illusions of Seeing begins with a discussion on the essence of light and its perception to the human eye. It presents a comprehensive overview of the basic laws of human perception as well as the fundamentals of good gestalt. Subsequent chapters discuss geometric-optical illusions; the perception of form, brightness, and translucency and their interaction with each other; ambiguous perception, color vision, spatial vision. The book ends with a discussion of the perception of motion and its interaction with color, form, and spatial depth with a full chapter devoted to illusions in our everyday life. Consider this your travel guide in the marvelous world of sight, to experience a completely individual way to understand and improve your own perception. Illusions of Seeing will be of interest to psychologists, physicists, biologists, and undergraduate and graduate students within the field of cognitive psychology.

The Illusions of New India

The Illusions of New India
Author: Pramatha Nath Bose
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 259
ISBN: UCAL:B4902565
Language: en
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The Great Book of Optical Illusions

The Great Book of Optical Illusions
Author: Al Seckel
Release: 2002
Editor: Firefly Books Limited
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1552976505
Language: en
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Presents over 270 examples and works of art designed to trick the eye, including explanations for each illusion, information on the artists, and discussions about the science of illusion.

Epidemic Illusions

Epidemic Illusions
Author: Eugene T Richardson
Release: 2020-12-22
Editor: MIT Press
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780262045605
Language: en
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A physician-anthropologist explores how public health practices--from epidemiological modeling to outbreak containment--help perpetuate global inequities. In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson, a physician and an anthropologist, contends that public health practices--from epidemiological modeling and outbreak containment to Big Data and causal inference--play an essential role in perpetuating a range of global inequities. Drawing on postcolonial theory, medical anthropology, and critical science studies, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which the flagship discipline of epidemiology has been shaped by the colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.

Processes Affecting Lightness Perception in White s Effect and Related Visual Illusions

Processes Affecting Lightness Perception in White s Effect and Related Visual Illusions
Author: Valerie E. Polichar
Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 412
ISBN: UCSD:31822016773673
Language: en
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Beyond the Chains of Illusion

Beyond the Chains of Illusion
Author: Erich Fromm
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0826413366
Language: en
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First published in 1962, this is a book about Marx and Freud - the two intellectual giants of the 20th century. It introduces many of readers to unknown aspects of Marx and Freud, as it also serves as an introduction to the life and mind of Erich Fromm as well.

The Great Book of Optical Illusions

The Great Book of Optical Illusions
Author: Gyles Daubeney Brandreth
Release: 2000
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0439266491
Language: en
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Presents optical illusions and explains why the eyes perceive what isn't actually so.

The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions

The Ultimate Book of Optical Illusions
Author: Al Seckel
Release: 2007-09-30
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 362
ISBN: 1435212509
Language: en
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Prepare to be amazed! Inside the covers of this incredible, colorful collection are hundreds of the world’s most powerful optical illusions. They’re beautiful to behold, and stunning in their trickery. Some of the mind-boggling images seem to spring into action, vibrating, pulsing, and spinning like a hula hoop. Other ambiguous illusions feature two subjects in one: the fun is in finding them both in the single picture—including a mouse playing hide and seek in a cat’s face and a strange desert mirage where palm trees imperceptibly morph into camels. And still more, like “The Impossible Terrace,” which couldn’t exist off the page: just try to figure out if you’re viewing the space from above or below. Every one is astonishing.