Test your reactions to illusions and puzzles

Psychologists at Sheffield Hallam University have set up a pop-up laboratory to examine how people interact with unusual visual objects and illusions.

The Psychology, Art and Design Laboratory is currently located in the main building of the university’s City Campus, and features a selection of illusions and visual puzzles.

The project is open to everybody, and researchers want members of the public to come and judge the objects for themselves.

The lab has been set up by Dr Alessandro Soranzo, a senior lecturer in psychology, who said: “The experiment is very straightforward. Participants have to judge the appeal of objects that have been digitally enhanced, and behave differently when touched.”

The 15 minute experiment also includes a tablet video game, which tests people’s reactions to different visual illusions.