Turn into the protagonist of the movie “The fly”, practise the teleportation, see levitate a big gear, grow and dwarf as Alice did in wonderland.. The visitors of the exhibition “Abracadabra” in the CosmoCaixa Barcelona will be able to experience all these illusions, and many more, created by the senses.
The brain is a factory of illusions. But, what is an illusion? It is a mental product, result of sensory and cognitive phenomena, a combination between what is perceived reality and what is expected of her. Our brain is the cause of all this process.
Create an illusion is to prepare all the ingredients to make possible the perception of an improbable reality. In this task, the most varied disciplines, like the psychology, techniques of communication, the performing arts, the physical, the chemistry, the architecture, the engineering or the mathematics are involved. Science and technology work together to create a world of illusions.