Glasgow Explorathon 2017

Glasgow Explorathon 2017

The Riverside Museum, 29 September 2017

Our team was part of this year's European Researchers' Night, Explorathon Extravaganza, engaging over 1,000 visitors at Glasgow's Riverside Museum.  Our research stand demonstrated a variety of interactive perceptual illusions and activities based around the themes of multisensory perception, illusions and the senses.

CSPE Co-ordinator: Dr Jennifer Corns and Professor Fiona Macpherson
CSPE Researchers: Dr. Derek Brown, Dr Robert Cowan, Joaquim Giannotti

Interactive exhibits

Interactive exhibits

Items on display included:

  • ‘Reverspective’ 3D images with apparently move in unusual ways relative to observers
  • ‘Mirascope’ 3D optical illusion of an object
  • 'Hyperscope' that increases 3D depth perception
  • McGurk effect audiovisual illusion
  • Rissett Rhythm and Shephard Tone auditory illusions
  • Binaural Beats auditory illusion
  • Hollow mask illusion
  • Animated transparencies causing motion illusions
  • Spinning motion aftereffect disc and questionnaire
  • Jelly beans that you ‘taste’ with your nose
  • Nasty and nice sweets