- Rubber hand
- Two paint brushes
- Some sort of divider
- Sheet or cloth to cover arm
- Miracle Berries
- Sour and bitter foods
- Colored markers
- Sheet of paper
- Pencil to trace Experiment Tips:
- When performing the Fake Hand experiment, be sure to simultaneously stroke the fake and real hand so the subject feels the mirroring effect.
- When performing the Miracle Berry experiment, be sure to coat entire tongue with the miracle berry pill to ensure you get a sweet bite.
Get Your Own Miracle Berries!
Miracle fruit is formally known as Synsepalum dulcificum. It's a red berry that's native to West Africa.
Why We See Optical Illusions
Your perception of an illusion has more to do with how your brain works, and less to do with the optics of your eye.
Sense Of Touch In The Womb
Touch is the first of the five senses to develop in the womb and thereon plays an essential role in our everyday life and even to our own very existence.
Special thanks to our Science Advisors!
Kishore Hari: http://bayareascience.org
Zeke Kossover: http://www.kossover.net
Hard Science Crew:
Executive Producer: Barry Pousman
Producer: Nicolette Bethea
Shooter: Matt Piniol
Second Shooter: Alex Gerhard
Production Assistant: Kendall Long
Editor: Conor Gordon