Illusions

Illusions
Author: Richard Bach
Release: 1977
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 148
ISBN: 0440043182
Language: en
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There was a master come unto the earth, born in the holy land of Indiana, raised in the mystical hills east of Fort Wayne ... and he smiled upon the multitudes and said pleasantly unto them, 'I quit.'

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.

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.

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.

Folk Illusions

Folk Illusions
Author: K. Brandon Barker,Claiborne Rice
Release: 2019-04-22
Editor: Indiana University Press
Pages: 264
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 Claiborne 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 Gilman Shapiro,Dejan Todorović
Release: 2017
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 833
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. --

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.

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: 223
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. Deploying a range of rhetorical tools and drawing on his clinical work in a variety of epidemics, including Ebola in West Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo, leishmania in the Sudan, HIV/TB in southern Africa, diphtheria in Bangladesh, and SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, Richardson concludes that the biggest epidemic we currently face is an epidemic of illusions—one that is propagated by the coloniality of knowledge production.

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

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.

The Illusions of New India

The Illusions of New India
Author: Pramatha Nath Bose
Release: 1916
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 280
ISBN: UCAL:B4902565
Language: en
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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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The Book of Illusions

The Book of Illusions
Author: Paul Auster
Release: 2008-09-04
Editor: Faber & Faber
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780571246151
Language: en
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The Book of Illusions, written with breath-taking urgency and precision, plunges the reader into a universe in which the comic and the tragic, the real and the imagined, and the violent and the tender dissolve into one another. One man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions, and unexpected love. After losing his wife and young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in grief. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by silent comedian Hector Mann, and remembers how to laugh . . . Mann was a comic genius, in trademark white suit and fluttering black moustache. But one morning in 1929 he walked out of his house and was never heard from again. Zimmer's obsession with Mann drives him to publish a study of his work; whereupon he receives a letter postmarked New Mexico, supposedly written by Mann's wife, and inviting him to visit the great Mann himself. Can Hector Mann be alive? Zimmer cannot decide - until a strange woman appears on his doorstep and makes the decision for him, changing his life forever. 'A nearly flawless work . . . Auster will be remembered as one of the great writers of our time.' San Francisco Chronicle 'Auster's elegant, finely calibrated The Book of Illusions is a haunting feat of intellectual gamesmanship.' TheNew York Times

Beyond the Chains of Illusion

Beyond the Chains of Illusion
Author: Erich Fromm
Release: 2001-01-01
Editor: A&C Black
Pages: 196
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 Palace of Illusions

The Palace of Illusions
Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Release: 2009-02-10
Editor: Anchor
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307472496
Language: en
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Taking us back to a time that is half history, half myth and wholly magical, bestselling author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni gives voice to Panchaali, the fire-born heroine of the Mahabharata, as she weaves a vibrant retelling of an ancient epic saga. Married to five royal husbands who have been cheated out of their father's kingdom, Panchaali aids their quest to reclaim their birthright, remaining at their side through years of exile and a terrible civil war. But she cannot deny her complicated friendship with the enigmatic Krishna—or her secret attraction to the mysterious man who is her husbands' most dangerous enemy—as she is caught up in the ever-manipulating hands of fate.

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.

The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts

The Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts
Author: Tomáš Koblížek
Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781350032590
Language: en
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The notion of aesthetic illusion relates to a number of art forms and media. Defined as a pleasurable mental state that emerges during the reception of texts and artefacts, it amounts to the reader's or viewer's sense of having entered the represented world while at the same time keeping a distance from it. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts is an in-depth study of the main questions surrounding this experience of art as reality. Beginning with an introduction providing historical background to modern discussions of illusion, it deals with a wide range of theoretical issues. The collection explores the nature and function of the aesthetic illusion as well as the role of affect and emotion, the implications of aesthetic illusion for the theory of fiction, the variable forms of aesthetic illusion and its relationship to other components of aesthetic response. Aesthetic Illusion in Literature and the Arts brings together a team of scholars from philosophy, literature and art and presents an interdisciplinary examination of a concept lying at the heart of contemporary aesthetics.