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<img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1487" title="Endless Staircase" src="http://cdn.list25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/legos.gif" alt="Endless Staircase" width="610" height="413" /> This is a variation of the endless staircase illusion constructed out of legos.
Visual Illusion of the Week! Stare at the apparently random shapes above as long as you like.
The latest works "A chameleon" The "eyes" of a chameleon appear to rotate. Copyright A.Kitaoka 2004 (March 23) "Into the space"
Artist Felice Varini is a master of anamorphic installations. He paints directly on indoor and outdoor spaces such as rooms, stairways, buildings, and more. His work requires that you view it at a specific angle, so that you can see geometric shapes.
Optical illusions (sometimes called also visual illusions) are cool images perceived in a manner that differs from objective reality. What the human eye sees is interpreted by the brain in a way that contradicts physical measurement of the source image. You can find several types of cool optical illusions on this site all sorted into detailed categories located below and in menu on the right side as well. They are suitable not only for adults but also for kids. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Gotcha! But the rest of these optical illusions are on the level. What are illusions? Illusions trick us into perceiving something differently than it actually exists, so what we see does not correspond to physical reality. Hence, the word illusion comes from the Latin verb illudere meaning, "to mock." In addition, some illusions show us one thing in a picture, while someone else sees something entirely different in the same picture.
Optical illusion are characterized by visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are two main types of illusion - physiological illusions that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type - brightness, tilt, color, movement, and cognitive illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. These optical illusion pictures, animations, and videos below have been collected by Maniac World over the years (don't worry - you won't find any scary optical illusions that will pop out at you here):
If you're a regular visitor (reader) of my blog, you'll probably know that I really like optical illusions . Here's another article about this phenomenon, now it's all about optical illusions with words . I'll start off with a classic.
Very cool illusion: the magic of the disappearing dots If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink. If you stare at the black + in the center, the moving dot turns to green. Now, concentrate on the black + in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating if you're lucky! It's amazing how our brain works.
An optical illusion is always characterized by visually perceived images that, at least in common sense terms, are deceptive or misleading. Therefore, the information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain to give, on the face of it, a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. This is a list of twenty amazing illusions. 1. Blivet
Things aren’t always the way they appear. Although our mind is constantly trying to make sense of the world around us it can sometimes get a little out of control and make us start to see things…literally. While, some of the optical illusions on our list are relatively famous, others are a bit more obscure but all of them give us a glimpse into our amazingly complex minds. There is no magic involved, no strings attached, its all in your head. Here we go.
If you’ve ever felt like you go a little cross-eyed after taking a peek at an optical illusion, then you know they can be a pretty intense phenomenon. What your eyes perceive when looking at one of these images is actually a visual illusion; you see the image as something different than what it is because the different cells and receptors in your eyes distinguish images and colors at dissimilar speeds. The eye can only receive a limited amount of visual stimuli, but as your brain constantly processes the visual information, it gives you the illusion of continuous sight. Whether it’s an optical, physiological or cognitive illusion, the design plays a trick on your eyes (and mind). Check out some of the interesting illusions below—but beware, you may not be able to absorb them all in one sitting. Flowing Leaves