Is anything as it seems? Get answers at the ILLUSION exhibit at OMSI in Portland through February 19

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Can you trust your senses? Find out at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, where the ILLUSION exhibit takes a deep dive into the human mind and sensory deception through February 19.

Explore how perception affects our view of the world and how the brain often perceives something differently than what our eyes see. Learn whether it’s possible to control your susceptibility to illusion and whether there are actually benefits to being deceived.

The ILLUSION exhibit debuted at the Science Gallery at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Psychologist, author, and magician Richard Wiseman created and curated the exhibit, and deception artist Paul Gleeson conducted the research.

ILLUSION is open during OMSI’s regular hours, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday, and is included in admission (buy tickets). The museum is closed on Monday, except when schools are closed.

OMSI is located at 1945 SE Water Avenue (view directions). Parking costs $5, and the nearest MAX light rail stop is a 10-minute walk away (view MAX routes and schedules). For more information, visit OMSI’s website or call (503) 797-4000.

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