Illusions: an exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte
They will surprise and entertain you: the illusions presented at the Palais de la Découverte until August 25 will also and above all be an opportunity to better understand how our brain works. Fun and informative, the exhibition is a good idea for a family outing if you are staying in Paris this summer.
We all once found ourselves faced with one of these optical illusions, intrigued and curious to understand what trick our brains are playing on us. Based on some forty interactive scenarios, the exhibition at the Palais de la Découverte invites you to experience several of these illusions. Then to decrypt them. How do our sensory receptors work? How does the brain process perceived information? How can he ever be wrong and deceive us? Why is he sometimes unable to solve an inconsistency? Why does he not know how to choose between such and such a reading in the face of ambivalence?
The exhibition is divided into four parts, each corresponding to four categories of illusions. Each time the principle is the same. Visitors are first invited to play. So let’s get started. We look, we touch, we rub, we listen. We laugh, we are surprised, we are also sometimes annoyed by so much mystery. Then and only then is the brain analysis mechanism at work for each of these illusions explained. And it is rich in this new knowledge that, at last, we leave, with the satisfaction of the one who has understood and learned. Fun and interesting.
To learn more about the exhibition that will make you doubt your brain, visit the Palais de la Découverte website: http://www.palais-decouverte.fr