Psychophysics Societies

VisionScience AVA
AVA Vision research
and its applications
ISP
The International Society for
Psychophysics
CBM
Christoffel
Blindenmission

Perception Museums (in Europe)

Sandro del Prete's dolphins

When you come to Europe (with your kids), don't miss the little perception museums:

Turm der Sinne, Nürnberg Homunculus, Turm der Sinne "Turm der Sinne" in Nürnberg!

The Barn

Bernd Lingelbach's "The Barn"! • 3sat VideoPhoenix Video

Explora

Explora (Erlebnismuseum, Frankfurt; sadly discontinued)

master of illusions Sandro

Illusoria-Land in Switzerland. Check out the dolphins, supposedly visible only to kids

tower illusions plasma ball

A fun perception museum in Edinburgh/Scotland is the Camera Obscura, and further north in Kirriemuir

dynamic earth

Also in Edinburgh is the natural science museum Dynamic Earth. In Dundee there is sensation

Perception Museums (elsewhere)

I wanted to limit the fun part to Europe. Oh well -- what the heck; here are more, elsewhere. It probably all started with the Exploratorium in San Francisco, which you all know. Here are some that you don't know:

puzzling world

PuzzlingWorld is in New Zealand. It has the largest Ames room of all and a great suite of tilted rooms, according to Robert O'Shea.

Art connected to Vision Science

bowl Arts exhibition at the Torre di Sulis during ECVP 2012 in Alghero
There is now a regular arts and vision science conference, VSAC
VSAC

Illusions

eye piano

Michael Bach's Illusions page

viper"

Viperlib Illusions

illusionbanner

Best Illusion of the Year Contest

Webvision Home Page

Burg

IllusionWorks Home Page

Bradley U., IL

Another illusions resource list with (partially outdated: Herrmann grid) explanations and a somewhat misleading (because health-related) title, from Bradley Univ., IL:
"A Nurse's Guide to [...] Illusions"

brain

Seeing, Hearing and Smelling the World (discontinued)

Visiome

Visiome Platform (Riken)

amazing

Amazing Illusions

grand illusions

A toys and illusions shop

New Optical
Illusions.com


A "collection of visual, scary and funny illusions"

Sehtest

Martin Mißfeldt from Berlin plays with classical illusions. Check out his Old/young woman video

Lite


LITE, a free collection of visual illusion apps

Campbell-Robson Chart, Izumi Ohzawa Campbell-Robson Chart (Izumi Ohzawa)
Optics4Kids Optics4Kids from OSA
Kid's Pages Kid's Pages from NIH
Neuroscience for Kids Neuroscience for Kids
Unite for Sight Unite for Sight, for Kids

Promotional Link Collections

Amazingly often, nice link collections on illusions are put together to entertain readers of a commercial website that may be related to vision or is on something else altogether. These link collections are generally interesting to browse through but must be used with caution when used in education, like in science school projects. There is a tendency to oversimplify or distort matters, to plagiarize the work of others, omit giving credit, violating copyright (note that images are nearly always protected).

Anyway, with some hesitation here are a few:

Grab your glasses

Play Tricks on Your Eyes

Laser Eye Surgeons

Decorative Ceiling Tiles

Deceiving Art: A Guide to Stereograms

Understanding perception (Nothing is really explained, though.)

Optical Illusions and Car Driving Safety (Some quite interesting applications for illusions)