How Optical Illusions Trick the Brain in Making Assumptions

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Thu, Aug 14th, 2014 12:00 by capnasty NEWS

Using optical illusions that trick the eye, TedED educator Nathan S. Jacobs explains how "our brains assemble visual information into the 3D world we see around us."

The brain is very busy, so it spends cognitive energy as efficiently as possible using assumptions about visual information to create a tailored, edited version of the world.

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