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Expand your vocabulary! Home. Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes. This page illustrates that our visual perception cannot always be trusted.

Perception puzzles, Visual Perception, Optical illusions and Paradoxes

The components of an object can distort the perception of the complete object. Our mind is the final arbiter of truth. Most optical illusions are the result of 1) incongruent design elements at opposite ends of parallel lines, 2) influence of background patterns on the overall design, 3) adjustment of our perception at the boundaries of areas of high contrast, 4) afterimages resulting from eye movements or from kinetic displays, or 5) inability to interpret the spatial structure of an object from the context provided by the picture. The Parthenon Optical illusions have been studied for millenia. Perpetually ascending staircase. The red squares are the same color in the upper part and in the lower part of the "X" The diagonal lines are parallel. There are no gray spots at the corners of the squares.

Stairway between corners of a flat square. The rows of black and white squares are all parallel. Impossible triangle. SmokeyBear.com - Only You Can Prevent Wildfires. Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski. Share my father always said, "early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Throwing Away the Alarm Clock by Charles Bukowski

" it was lights out at 8 p.m. in our house and we were up at dawn to the smell of coffee, frying bacon and scrambled eggs. my father followed this general routine for a lifetime and died young, broke, and, I think, not too wise. taking note, I rejected his advice and it became, for me, late to bed and late to rise. now, I'm not saying that I've conquered the world but I've avoided numberless early traffic jams, bypassed some common pitfalls and have met some strange, wonderful people one of whom was myself—someone my father never knew.

"Throwing Away the Alarm Clock" by Charles Bukowski, from . © Harper Collins, 2004. It's the birthday of the poet , ( books by this author ) born in Sussex, England (1792). And, "Chameleons feed on light and air: Poets' food is love and fame. " There's a new biography of President Obama by editor David Remnick. His nickname was "Satchmo. " short for "Satchel Mouth. "