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Can You Believe Your Eyes? Hardcover – June 1, 1989


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (June 1, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876306954
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876306956
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #966,447 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lee Say Keng on March 15, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This is the first classic book on visual illusions by J Richard Block, the author, who also wrote a second book entitled 'Seeing Double'. Both are printed in large format. In fact, there is also a card deck which amplifies the earlier book.

Both books discussed the phenomena of human perception through hundreds of perplexing visual illusions & mind-bending eye tricks gathered from around the world.

The entire collection in the two books is definitely amazing and unique in some way.

The best learning experiences I got out of these two wonderful books are a greater understanding - & appreciation - of how the brain really works. I often use many of the visual illusions to demonstrate the principal operating principles of the brain, particularly the salient aspects of selective recognition and patterning. I have also found that some of them have been very useful in demonstrating cognitive traps & pattern interrupts, especially in the context of personal creativity.

Although the visual illusions are fun to play with, I find them very educational, just as what I have elaborated.

There is another type of visual illusions, known as random dot stereograms (some people call them 3D visual illusions), which are more fun but somewhat harder to play with. Nevertheless, they are also very educational, especially in understanding - & appreciating - how the brain really works!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monica Chrich on January 2, 2014
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The concept and content of this book are amazing, however the publishers and printers have totally ruined it. The book is badly printed, and the whole book is in black and white although some of the illusion pictures only work in color. If you google some of the images, it then only becomes apparent what the authors were trying to demonstrate. a 6th grade child with basic photoshop skills could have tidied up the images and would have made it a great book. I must compliment Amazon for the great effort they have made to resolve my disappointment, and the concern they have shown.
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By italiancousin on January 9, 2013
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This is a fun book for older kids to keep in the car for traveling or just for fun reading. We have enjoyed it
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