It seems that optical illusions have become something of a science section. At least the scientists of mathematics and physics annually receive awards for his work in the field of deception of the human eye.The website
has gathered the best for this year, you are able to assess how good their work is.
Returning from the factory
The painting by Lawrence Stephen Lowry "going Back with the factory" lucky to be an illusion. She became depresiunea from the rain and lightning, but the people on it finally able to reach home. Or not?
Most three-dimensional illusions that draw with chalk on the pavement, based on this effect. Our brain interpreterpath the viewer sees at a right angle, turning 2D to 3D.
One and the same object we see differently depending on the environment. In this case, the authors of the illusion claim that the color of the lines don't change, that we perceive them differently because the background changes around them.
The snow outside the window
The point is that the snow, which you see through horizontal blinds moving faster. Hanging these blinds, you can control the weather. Wait a minute, it turns out, it's only the mind makes you think so.
The Elements Of The Gabor
These striped spots have already repeatedly participate in other illusions. They can be fooled into thinking that spinning, moving from side to side and drift. Do not believe them, they stand still.
Balls that walk by themselves
It seems that these balls shamelessly violate the laws of physics. "How is that possible?" — we think. But all becomes clear if you look at the design on the other side.
Red is not here
Quite a popular illusion, which shows that the color of familiar objects is perceived by us is approximately the same, regardless of color or lighting. That is, ripe strawberry for red, banana yellow, etc. In fact in this picture the red and there is no trace.
You've seen before classic Zoetrope? Inside of them in a circle posted pictures. If you look through the slits, they come alive. Here is the opposite: the birds outside, but when the Zoetrope is rotated, it seems that inside the bird is flying.
Here is where you can really break your brain. They're circles, diamonds or squares? In fact neither. The solution in the form of cylinders and the tilt of the mirror. So, by the way, the cylinders look really.
Photos on the preview Akiyoshi Kitaoka
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