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The Hollow Face Illusion

Grand Illusions
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HS 3920 30 00 90
3300g
The Hollow Face Illusion is probably one of the most amazing optical illusions we have come across.
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The Hollow Face Illusion is probably one of the most amazing optical illusions we have come across. The mask can be stood up in a window and the whole face seems to follow you as you move around the room. Truly, an amazing illusion...   

Grand Illusions has commissioned this particular version of the Hollow Face Illusion, featuring Albert Einstein. It is made from a very strong plastic (opal styrene) and is virtually unbreakable. 

Richard Dawkins mentions this illusion in his recent book 'The God Delusion.'

How does it work? Well, when we 'see' something, our view of the world has been processed by our brain. And our brain 'knows' that a face is convex, not concave, so that is the way we see it. When we move, the face does not move in the way that a convex face would move, so our brain comes up with a different explanation, and we see the face move, following us wherever we go!

The mask is 43cm high and 31cm wide.

The BBC television programme QI, hosted by Stephen Fry, recently featured the Einstein Mask. Watch the video.

Made in UK


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Customer reviews
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
This is the strongest and most robust visual illusion I'm familiar with. The quality of the hollow mask is outstanding as well!
GH.
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 5/5
This is a fantastic illusion. I liked it so much, that a made a YouTube video of it to share the illusion with friends: https://youtu.be/g1ZzPd3Buz8.
Jeffrey D.
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 5/5
Really effective, will be very useful for public engagement.
Susanna.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
THE most curious Light/Shadow mystery to the minds ability to try to understand what IT THINKS IT SEES!!
Blake J.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
A wonderfully detailed hollow face illusion for my cognitive psychology students to experience.
Reuven H.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Very strong illusory effect that works for bigger audiences when using the right lighting.
PF.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Concave side is the best object for Pseudoscope demonstrating its illusion!
Seika A.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Reminds me not to take everything at face value.
Tricksy.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Fantastic.
Lorenzo B.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
This is a well constructed hollow mask illusion, and larger than others I have had. Because it is translucent, it can be lit from behind.
Steven H.