Perception Deception

Past Event: 6 August 2011 to 12 February 2012

boy using interactive at perception deception
Source: Questacon

Is your ‘reality’ different from that of those around you?

How does your brain make sense of the world?

Perception Deception contains interactive exhibits that will challenge your ability to interpret information from your senses. Explore illusions; investigate perceptual tricks used by your brain to edit the information it receives and create your ‘reality’.

Some of the themes explored in Perception Deception include:

• Audio-language perception – Ever argued about what the exact words are for a song? Find out why in Kooky Karaoke.

• Multisensory perception – Run your hands over hard wire to see if it feels like velvet.

• Visual perception – Test whether you have an eye for detail in Are you observant?

• Social perception – Discover how magicians can sometimes manipulate our social habits and expectations when performing magic tricks to an audience in Can you be fooled?

Developed by Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.

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Tim 11 June, 2011 11:26
It says that the opening times are 10:00-5:00pm. When I clicked on 'Visiting' it says the opening times are 10:00-4:30pm. Is it true that Scienceworks is open from 10:00-5:00pm?
Discovery Centre 14 June, 2011 11:52
Hi Tim, apologies for the confusion and thank you for bringing it to our attention. Scienceworks is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm, we have made the changes above to reflect this.
Tim 14 January, 2012 18:08
What exhibition will be replacing this one when it leaves on 12 February?
Chareen 12 February, 2012 10:35
Excellent hands on exhibition. Great fun and easy learning.
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