University of Glasgow, Kelvin Gallery, 18 June 2017

Researchers from the University of Glasgow’s Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience were participants in the 11th annual Glasgow Science Festival's "Science Sunday." The team welcomed over 500 members of the public into our own University of Glasgow's Kelvin Gallery for an exciting afternoon of engaging, explaining, fooling, and dazzling the senses. 

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

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