Brain Wizardry by Ron van der Meer
With More Than 50 Mind Bogglers, Optical Inventions, Magic Tricks, and Visual Illusions

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Here's a very intriguing book that promises hours of entertainment for both older children and adults. Five two-page spreads printed on sturdy card stock present mind-boggling optical puzzles, illusions, and tricks. Each spread is focused to present dissimilar demonstrations that show how our brains process differing types of information. They are titled as follows--

Mind Bogglers Optical Illusions Magic Tricks Optical Inventions Light Secrets

The illustrations, pop-ups, and lift-the-flap features on each spread will fool the eye and trick the brain. They include illusions based on colors, spatial dimensions, and changing angles of observation. There is even an easy-to-assemble Zoetrope for readers to remove from the book, put together, and then spin in order to create the illusion of a moving picture. Here are fun-to-take tests and fun-to-do projects that show how the human brain can be fooled, confused, and tricked into seeing things that aren't really there.

About Ron van der Meer

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Bob Gardner is the author of "The Complete Advanced Pilot," "The Complete Multi-Engine Pilot,"" "and" The Complete Private Pilot," He is a piloting instructor with more than 35 years of experience and a former director of ASA Ground schools. He lives in Renton, Washington.
Published October 1, 2010 by Barron's Educational Series. 10 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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Poor organization and explanation dilute the success of this rather cool interactive book of optical illusions and magic tricks.

Dec 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Brain Wizardry: With More Tha...

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Filled with flaps, pop-ups, this collection of brain-teasing activities contains optical illusions, magic tricks, and puzzles that illustrate how the mind and senses interpret (and misinterpret) information.

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