Question of Perception Celebration Event

Question of Perception Celebration Event

Question of Perception Celebration Event, 29 April 2017

As the Glasgow Science Centre opened their new exhibition, A Question of Perception, researchers from the CSPE were there with a research stall on Illusion and the Senses to stimulate interest by bringing interactive exhibits and expert knowledge to the visiting public.  

CSPE Co-ordinator: Dr Jennifer Corns Professor Fiona Macpherson
CSPE Researchers: Dr Derek Brown, Dr Jennifer Corns, and Professor Fiona Macpherson 

Interactive exhibits

Interactive exhibits

Interactive exhibits 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
  • Hollow mask illusion
  • Animated transparencies causing motion illusions
  • Spinning motion aftereffect disc
  • Ambiguous sweets that are both nice and nasty
  • Jelly beans that you taste with your nose
  • Nice and Nasty Sweets