Parsing Science: Illusions in the Periphery

2018-12-03T04:18:13Z (GMT) by Ryan Watkins Doug Leigh Benjamin Balas
What can the chance discovery of an illusion tell us about how our eyes and brains work together? <a href="https://www.ndsu.edu/psychology/people/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Ben Balas</a> from <a href="https://www.ndsu.edu/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">North Dakota State University</a> talks with us in episode 37 about his research into the Flashed Face Distortion Effect, an illusion in which normal faces – when rapidly presented in people’s peripheral vision – are perceived as grotesque and distorted. His article, "<a href="https://psyarxiv.com/cwp48/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">Factors that do and don’t affect the strength of the Flashed Face Distortion Effect</a>”, written with Hannah Pearson, was posted to the <a href="https://psyarxiv.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank">PsyArxiv</a> pre-print server on June 5, 2018.<div><br></div><div><a href="https://www.parsingscience.org/2018/11/27/ben-balas/">https://www.parsingscience.org/2018/11/27/ben-balas/</a> <br></div>