As we experience the world, our senses process images, sounds and touch signals. But, there is a complex relationship between reality and what we perceive as reality; illusions are created when what we perceive is different from what IS.
Illusions are surprising, intriguing, enjoyable, and they open a window to the extraordinary workings of our mind. In “Illusions”, visitors experience dozens of illusions, and get a fascinating peek into the inner workings of the human brain.
While most illusions are optical in nature, there are also auditory illusions and tactile illusions. The exhibition demonstrates that our eyes do not operate as a straightforward “camera”; instead, seeing involves the eye and the brain working as a team.
Our eyes capture a moving image with light and dark pixels, which is then analyzed by using our brain’s knowledge of the world, and focusing on the most important aspects for our continued survival.
We are not usually conscious of the illusions that take place in our daily lives. In “Illusions”, we invite you to take that extra step and discover answers to fascinating questions: what creates an illusion? What happens in our brain that makes us perceive reality as something entirely different?
The exhibition presents four categories of illusions:
Even after years of scientific research, not all illusions can be fully explained. Could you possibly venture your own explanation?