Optical Illusions are defined by visually seen images that differ from objective reality. The information collected by the optic is converted in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with an actual measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main sorts: literal optical illusions that create images that are unique from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, color, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences. We’ve collected the best and craziest optical illusions for you.
#1. The Blivet Illusion: Is there a third pole in the middle or does your mind play you?
#2. What about this beautiful star? Is it floating in the background? No it’s actually a still image – It all happens in your brain.
#3. What do you see? An old couple or maybe… two mexicans playing a guitar?
#4. I only see a couple friendly dolphins playing in the sea… What do you see?
#5. This is probably the best optical illusion ever! We still can’t believe it ourselfs but take a closer look. The squares “A” and “B” have the exact same background color. Don’t believe us? Import the image to photoshop and compare the squares. Both have the hex color value #787878. UNBELIEVABLE!
#6. These “Beans” seem to be floating right? It’s just an still image again!
#7. This is a real classic. What do you see? An old woman or maybe a young lady? Take a closer look!
#8. Can you see the black balls between the squares? Are they really there or does your mind play you?
#9. This is a creepy optical illusion: focus on the little cross in the middle and witness the celebs turn into goofy monsters…
#10. Area A and Area B have the exact same size. Take a ruler and see for yourself!
#11. Are you looking at this chair from the front… or maybe the back? Crazy!
#12. These cigarettes are identical in size. They’re just rolled over a paper. Amazing!
#13. Another famous optical illusion. Do you see a duck… or a rabbit?
#14. How many legs does this elephant have?
#15. Here you can see four perfect circles (no spirals!). Start at one little square and try to follow the circle around.
#16. Can you see the dark shaded areas between the black squares? They’re not really there – your brain made them!
#17. What do you see? A woman walking by or maybe… the face of a man?
#18. Try to focus on one of the two “faces”. Your brain doesn’t know which “face” is real.
#19. This is a classic too. Depending on which side of the brain you’re using the woman will spin either clockwise (right and creative side of the brain) or anti-clockwise (left and logic side of the brain). Which side are you using right now?
#20. Is it moving? No it’s just an jpg image!
#21. Look at this image for about 1 minute and then look at someones face. What do you see?
#22. Is this square only spinning or also pulsating?
#23. These lines seem to be bending right? False, they’re completely straight.
#24. The Impossible Triangle
#25. This amazing maze seems to be waving and moving. Is it really?
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