This is your brain on knockoffs: The science of how we trick ourselves into not believing our eyes

A painting called "La Belle Ferronniere" by a follower of Leonardo da Vinci (Credit: Getty/Timothy A. Clary)

The Chinese government just arrested a group of people associated with a sham tourist attraction that had lured hundreds of sight-seers to a fake Terracotta Warriors exhibit, comprised entirely of modern replicas. Sotheby’s recently hired Jamie Martin of Orion Analytical, a forensic specialist at testing art, who then discovered that a Parmigianino painting recently sold is...

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