Deceive your brain

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Bend your brain and fool your senses with optical illusions and tricks on display at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre.

From 16 September 2017, the Sciencentre will play host to a range of fascinating and interactive scientific experiences as part of the Perception Deception travelling exhibition, created by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra.

Suitable for ages 10 and up, Perception Deception is a collection of 28 hands-on exhibits and 60 interactive multimedia experiences that challenge our sensory signals to create our perception of the things and people around us.

“Perception Deception lets visitors discover the world inside their head and explore how people may perceive the same thing in a different way,” said Queensland Museum Acting CEO Alexander Hayward.

Through a variety of perceptual tests and illusions, visitors can learn how our brains edit, prioritise and even add information to make sense of the world around them.

“Visitors can test their balance by walking around looping patterns on the ground whilst seeing through a special pair of prism glasses, or create a velvet feeling through rubbing hands over wires,” Mr. Hayward said.

Perception Deception is the ultimate display of mind trickery to test and fool visitor’s perceptions. Lift shapes of the same weight, though due to texture, the brain perceives them as lighter and heavier.

“We are really excited to host the Perception Deception exhibition and look forward to seeing the community enjoy the activities on offer.”

Perception Deception will engage people of all ages with mind melting illusions and perceptual playfulness.

Perception Deception on at Queensland Museum and Sciencentre from 16 September 2017 and is included with Sciencentre entry.

Sciencentre ticket prices

Adult: $14.50
Concession/Full-time Student: $12.50
Child (3-15) (must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $11.50
Family: (2 Adults/Concessions & up to 4 Children) $44.50

Source: Queensland Museum

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