Hacking the Brain: What optical and auditory illusions can tell us about how the mind works

Our brain runs like an organic computer, allowing us to see and hear the world around us. Optical illusions ‘hack the brain’ to disrupt this process and so make us see things that aren’t really there. Another class of illusions which are much less well-known are called auditory illusions and hack the way we hear things. Each different illusion is like doing an experiment on your own brain to see how it works. With live demonstrations of a great variety of optical and auditory illusions, this talk will reveal the inner workings of the mind. Warning: you may begin to see the world in a whole new way!

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