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Mixed Messages


Read the yellow numbers. Now turn the blue disk. What has changed?

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You probably saw the number ‘13’ when you read from top to bottom and letter ‘B’ when you read from left to right. This shows how context plays a role in how we interpret our surroundings.

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Look Closer

Welcome to Look Closer, Techniquest's brand new digital tool. We're trialling Look Closer as a way of offering you a closer look at the science demonstrated by many of our exhibits. You'll find visitor sheets, videos, articles on contemporary science as well as fun trails to navigate your way around the exhibition space.

Speak to our Science Communicators to find out more.