6 p.m. Thursday
Science Museum Oklahoma
2100 N.E. 52nd
Brains are amazing and beautiful machines, able to translate massive amounts of information pouring in from the human senses to decipher the world around us.
Thats why tricking them is so much fun in Science Museum Oklahomas brand-new permanent exhibit, Mind Games, opening Thursday night, where optical illusions will give your noggin fits.
For instance, a two-dimensional image uses perspective to make two identical lines look as if they are of different sizes.
I actually had to measure it with a pen when we first brought it in to make sure we werent pulling a fast one, said Clayton Moore, the museums wonder instigator and relevance czar. And it doesnt matter how many times you look at it. Thats whats fun about an exhibit like this: The smartest person can say, I know that these two lines are the same size, but that doesnt change how your body perceives them.
Included are three-dimensional pieces designed to trick the mind into forming shapes and lines where they dont actually exist.