A visual illusion occurs when a visually perceived images differs from objective reality. Optical illusions fascinate us, challenging our default notion that what we see is real. They demonstrate that all our perception is illusion, in a sense – incoming sensory information is interpreted, yielding the internal representation of the world.
State of Mind is collaborating with some of the best scientists and engineers in the world to bring an amazing selection of mind-bending visual illusions.
We are very pleased to announce that Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan will be displaying some of his amazing work with visual illusions at State of Mind. He has extensively studies visual illusions including geometrical (shape) illusions, lightness illusions, colour illusions, motion illusions and other visual phenomena including visual completion or perceptual transparency. He also produces a variety of “illusion works” and exhibits them in his webpages. The most popular illusion work is “Rotating snakes“, which was created in 2003 as an image of the optimized Fraser-Wilcox illusion.
The brain gives rise to conscious experience and as such has been the focus of scientific investigations into consciousness. State of Mind is very pleased to have the support of the Human Connectome project to display some of the latest renderings of the human brain. The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain. It allows users to navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.
The Rorschach test or simply the inkblot test is a psychological test in which subjects’ perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, or both. Some psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. Attendees will have the chance to view our own versions of the ink blot test along with the descriptions of the scoring and what they mean.