These Auditory Illusions Are Absolutely Bewildering

The latest installment of AsapSCIENCE opens with a demonstration of the McGurk Effect, a powerful auditory illusion that demonstrates how what we see influences what we hear. But even more baffling is the Shepard tone illusion – a sort of sonic barber's pole that seems to continually ascend in pitch, without actually… » 5/29/14 4:16pm 5/29/14 4:16pm

Attending a masquerade ball? Consider wearing your own face!

We're big fans of Sandra Holmbom's work. The Swedish makeup artist can do blood and gore with the best of them, but it's her uncanny turns of visual trickery that really set her apart. And when the two combine? Well, that's when you get masterpieces like this. (Fair warning: this is some pretty graphic costume gore.) » 2/16/14 11:00am 2/16/14 11:00am