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Change your perception of color by flooding your eyes with colored light.
Where: This exhibit is not currently on view.
Situate yourself at just the right place in space in front of this parabolic mirror array and you’ll see dozens of your own eyeballs peering back at you.
Where: Crossroads: Getting Started
What we see can depend on what we expect to see.
Where: Bechtel Gallery 3: Seeing & Listening
Quick-changing views create the illusion of motion.
A reflector stretches light from colored tiles into long bright ribbons.
Stare at a bird’s eye for 30 seconds, then look into the empty cage. You’ll see a ghostly bird—of a very different color—inside the cage
Gaze into the eyepiece at the blue light, looking for bright specks moving in short bursts against the background, and feeling your pulse as you watch them.
Where: Gallery 4: Living Systems
At this exhibit, find out how subjective brightness can be as you struggle—and fail—to correctly decide whether the squares you see are black or white.
These tiles aren't really crooked–they just look that way.
Something changes each time this picture blinks . . . but you probably won't see it.
Where: Osher Gallery 1: Human Phenomenon
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