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Brain project | book | 2018   Leave a comment

A publication (book) of our research is planned for the end of autumn this year, if all goes well with print and publisher


Posted January 24, 2018 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized

Brain project | 2018 |   Leave a comment

2015 to 2017 | 1st phase
This research is complete, the results will soon be published in the Media and Scientific Press,
2018 | 2nd phase
Study on people with psychological problems and their reaction on op art.
Collaboration: Psychiatric Cabinet of Lausanne.  In collaboration with the CHUV Neuroscience Laboratory


2015 à 2017 | 1re phase
Cette recherche est terminée, les résultats seront bientôt publiés aux Médias et presse scientifique,
2018 | 2e phase
Étude sur des personnes ayant des problèmes psychologiques et leur réaction sur l’Op art.
Collaboration: Cabinet psychiatrique de Lausanne. Collaboration avec le laboratoire de Neurosciences du CHUV.


Posted November 14, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized

brain project | book in preparation | 2018   Leave a comment

A publication (book) our research in preparation, when we will have our first results of Brain project..

Posted September 2, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized

Association Brain project 1 | Lausanne |   Leave a comment

À suivre, les recherches scientifiques sont en cours. Elles devraient livrer leurs premiers résultats en 2018.

Brain project news 1.3.2017

Our researchers have made very interesting discoveries,
Our research continues to make new discoveries between Op art and the brain

Posted March 1, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized

The Neuroscience of Art   Leave a comment

The Neuroscience of Art

Posted January 16, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized


Certain patterns of stripes are judged to be unpleasant to look at. They induce illusions of colour, shape and motion that are sometimes perceived predominantly to one side of fixation. People who suffer frequent headaches tend to report more illusions, and if the pain consistently occurs on the same side of the head the illusions tend to be lateralized. The parameters of the patterns that induce illusions (including their shape, spatial frequency, duty cycle, contrast and cortical representation) closely resemble those that elicit epileptiform electroencephalographic abnormalities in patients with photosensitive epilepsy. The viewing conditions under which such abnormalities are likely to appear are also those under which more illusions are seen.

Posted January 16, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized

VEP Responses to Op-Art Stimuli   Leave a comment

Some op-art artists create works that evoke shimmering illusions, such as work by Debbie Ayles, and Bridget Riley. Op-art has been studied by researchers in order to investigate the causes of these illusory effects. In particular, Leviant’s illusion ‘Enigma’, has been the centre of scientific debate. There are two types of illusory movement arising from this artwork: circular motion from the rings and shimmering illusions from the radial lines. It has been argued that the shimmering illusion is due to fluctuations in accommodation, the focussing response of the eye. It was also suggested that very small eye movements called microsaccades have an important role to play in the perception of shimmering. Empirical evidence has been found to support this claim in the case of the Enigma illusion, as well as other illusions of motion based on geometric patternsShow less

Posted January 16, 2017 by Youri Messen-Jaschin in Uncategorized