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Classic illusion books

 

Here’s another rotating head illusion, just to introduce a list of my favourite illusion books. It’s not one you’ll find in the books, because I only just drew it.  Still, that leaves plenty of old illusions, and there are stacks of fun books on the subject, many of them excellent. Here are some I think are real classics:

Richard GREGORY, Eye and Brain: the psychology of seeing (5th Ed.) OUP 1998

The standard introduction to vision and illusions, say, sixth form to first year college level, authoritative but great fun.

 

J.O.ROBINSON, The Psychology of Visual Illusion, New Ed., Dover Pubs, 1998

A bit more technical, but with a comprehensive selection of geometric illusions.

 

Jacques NINIO, The Science of Illusions, Cornell Uni Press 2001

Another fascinating general introductory text, by an eminent researcher

 

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