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Optical Illusions

by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber

About the book

The brain is an amazing thing, but it doesn't always get things right when it comes to sight! This book is packed full of mind-boggling puzzles and diagrams that showcase the science at work behind those illusions that make us laugh, gasp and wonder HOW!?

ISBN: 978-1-7849-3847-5

What did the judges think?

Judge Dr Martin How, Royal Society Research Fellow, University of Bristol, said: “This book really grabbed my attention. I loved how the author uses a range of illusions to trick our vision, then illuminates what’s going on in our eyes and brain using bite-sized scientific explanations. Kids of all ages will find this entertaining and educational, and I think it has the potential to persuade young minds to take a real interest in the fields of biology and medicine.”

About the authors

Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber are experts in brain training and are particularly involved in cognitive sciences (teaching methodology, creativity and communication). They have written numerous books on topics ranging from optical illusions to visual and critical thinking. Sarcone is also a renowned Op Art artist, his work is shown in many museums. The authors live and work in Genoa, Italy.