Links: educational and/or fun web pages

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Science links


Two savants with extraordinary learning and memory: Daniel Tammet meets Kim Peek (YouTube).

Daniel Tammet at Late Show with David Letterman (27.04.2005), YouTube.

The Big Five personality test: link


83 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena

Visual illusions from Perceptual Science group at M.I.T.

Akiyoshi's visual illusion pages. Akiyoshi Kitaoka, Ritsumeikan Univ., Kyoto.

Why we see what we do. Purves, Lotto and Nundy, American Scientist 90(May-June), 236-, 2002

Why we see what we do. Laboratory of Dale Purves, Duke Univ. Medical Center.

Musical illusions and paradoxes by Diana Deutsch.

Visual awareness from Daniel J. Simons, Visual Cognition Lab, Univ. of Illinois.

The famous basketball game:

Change blindness by J. Kevin O'Regan, Lab. de Psychologie Expérimentale, CNRS, Paris.

Evolution of eyes by WGBH/NOVA Science Unit and Clear Blue Sky Productions.

The joy of visual perception by Peter K. Kaiser. Note section 21 in index: Interesting links

Science resources for children compiled by bachelor degree nursing school/students.

Online visual illusions:

Neuroscience for kids by Eric H. Chudler, Dept of Anesthesiology, Univ. of Washington, Seattle.

Bioscience Explained

Movies with narcolepsy cases from Stanford School of Medicine.

Fun links

Neuroscience in a nutshell (John Cleese)

Homeopathy emergency. Sketch transcript

Lifestyle Nutritionists.

Who dunnit (about missing important visual information)

Snowball dancing (the evolution of rhythmicity)

The Big Slip and how the hoax was made

USB wine

Nysande panda

"Evolution made us all" - parody of praising songs


Surprising after-image Skrattnet. Enlarge picture for stronger effect. Focus on the four dots in the middle for 30 seconds. Then close your eyes. You will see a circle. Keep looking, then suddenly...who do you see?

Urban legends:


Svevende Ord Bibelsenter

Parody of Scientology


A real ghost? Warning! Not for those with a weak heart! Turn up the sound of your computer, then connect to this web page and use both ears and eyes to try to locate the ghost in the deceptively normal-looking room. Don't give up, keep searching.

The Ig Nobel Prizes. Every Ig Nobel Prize winner has done something that first makes people LAUGH, then makes them THINK.

Annals of Improbable Research

John Baez: The Crackpot Index. A simple method for rating potentially revolutionary contributions to physics.