About Me

Welcome to the Illusion Science blog

About me:  
I am Arthur Shapiro, Professor of Psychology and Computer Science at American University in Washington, D.C. Visit my AU profile to see information about my research, teaching, and educational history.  art_ballinair

In 2008, I started a blog on illusions but stopped in 2009, when I relocated to Washington, D.C, and began teaching at American University.   

Since ending my previous blog, I have been involved in a number of other public outreach activities:

  • I am co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Compendium of Visual Illusions.
  • I created many award-winning illusions (see this site).
  • I appeared on CuriosityStream’s series on visual illusions (paywall–link; Preview).
  • I appeared on an episode of NatGeo’s Brain Games.
  • I made guest appearances on the New England Sports Network’s Baseball Lab.
  • I became a member of the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival’s Nifty-Fifty, a group of international professionals organized to promote STEM fields to U.S. secondary school students. I have given presentations for Nifty-Fifty at local middle and high schools.
  • I have given numerous presentations on visual illusions and perception at schools, companies, and other venues.

Please contact me if you are interested in a talk on illusions and perception.

Thank you for visiting this page.



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