Our brain, art and visual illusions

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On June 17th, Hinke Halbertsma gave a presentation at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden about the visual system, and how illusions can be a powerful source for understanding it. Furthermore, she addressed how artists use this information by making paintings … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Nicolas Gravel!

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Congratulations to Nicolas Gravel for successfully defending his PhD thesis entitled ‘The Neuroanatomical Organization of Intrinsic Brain Activity Measured by fMRI in the Human Visual Cortex‘. Nicolas defended his thesis on the 18th of April 2018 and aims to continue his … Continued

Congratulations Dr. Sandra Hanekamp!

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Congratulations to Sandra Hanekamp for successfully completing her PhD thesis titled ‘Glaucoma: an eye or a brain disease’. Sandra defended her thesis on the 9th of October and is now going to be a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard University in Boston to study … Continued

Fog illusion

Recently, science journalist Karel Knip of Dutch newspaper NRC handelsblad asked Frans Cornelissen the question of whether objects could appear larger in fog or at dusk than they really are. In his column... READ MORE