HOW TO REALLY FOOL YOURSELF: Illusions for All Your Senses by Vicki Cobb
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HOW TO REALLY FOOL YOURSELF: Illusions for All Your Senses

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Since Martin Gardner's Perplexing Puzzles and Tantalizing Teasers (1969), most optical illusion collections have seemed redundant. But Cobb expands the concept of illusions; discusses them in groups that make her collection more than just one trick after another; includes illusions to fool the senses of touch, taste, sound, and motion as well as ordinary optical ones; and introduces some real sanity-benders kids will want to try on their friends. When you are not discombobulating your senses to demonstrate some scientific principle, you can pick up a list of sound effects and how to create them, or try out Cobb's invitation to ""be your own stroboscope,"" making horizontal bars seem to appear on a TV screen or a rotating black-and-white disc on a turntable seem to stop spinning. What you do is hum a note ""around a bass A fiat."" A guaranteed mind-spinner.

Pub Date: April 29th, 1981
ISBN: 0471315923
Publisher: Lippincott