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The Art of Illusion: Nothing is as it Seems

Science Gallery - nothing is as it seemsDo you always believe what you see right before you? Can your senses really be trusted?

An illusion represents the difference between what we see, and what we actually perceive. Our brains happen to put information together differently from how our eyes typically see it. An illusion can come in all kind of forms: visual, audio, optical and even psychological. Illusions go on to challenge people’s perception of things and that is exactly what the Illusion show at the Science Gallery in Dublin is hoping to achieve.

Bringing together some of the most amazing contemporary artists in the world, the collection is curated by psychologist and author Richard Wiseman and researched by magician and escapologist Paul Gleeson.

ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS offers key insights into the human mind by exploring how our brains are tricked by sensory deception.

“This exhibition combines magic with psychology, optical illusions with scientific reasoning, and confusion with clarity,” said the Science Gallery.

Now you might be thinking what does this all mean and how can it affect your daily life? Can we learn to control our susceptibility to illusions? And can take advantage of this human ability – to see and feel things that aren’t necessarily there – to one day better our lives?

Check out the current Illusion installations this year to find out!

Supermajor at ILLUSION

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Die Falle at ILLUSION

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Columba at ILLUSION

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The Hurwitz Singularity at ILLUSION

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