In the Illusions exhibition running from November 6, 2018 to August 25, 2019, the Palais de la Découverte focuses on the visual, sound and tactile phenomena tricking our brains. Magicians master them, artists work them, scientists analyze them and as for us, illusions take us to a second state.
Accessible to kids from 7 years old, this exhibition will drive you crazy but also explain you why it’s normal. We all know an illusion, such as the Rubin Vase, this drawing in which some people may see two faces facing each other while others see a glass, or the Kanizsa Figures, these three broken rounds letting you see an imaginary triangle.
These illusions will be displayed through a tour according to the way the brain process information. An illusion will force the brain to fill a “wrong” piece of information conveyed by the senses (it has to fill the void, interpret a feeling) according to the mechanisms of the brain analyses. The Palais de la Découverte presents 4 mechanisms: interpreting brain, selective brain, sensitive brain, expert brain.
To understand the phenomena presented through this exhibition even better, the Palais de la Découverte offers a unique display seen from a biological or physical point of view. It brings a new scientific enlightenment to improve the notions approached in this exhibition.
Dates and Opening Time
From 6 November 2018 to 25 August 2019
Palais de la Découverte
Avenue Franklin Delano Roosevelt
75008 Paris 8
-3 ans, handicapés et accompagnateurs: Free
atelier: 3 €
tarif réduit: 7 €
tarif plein: 9 €
From 7 years old