More Optical Illusions

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More Optical Illusions

Our new “Saturday” thing is posting something fun for the weekend. Today’s fun post features more optical illusions.

We hope you enjoy these six illusions and that you have a great weekend!

Ames Room Illusion

The Ames Room Illusion

Would you be surprised to learn that the two people in the image above are actually the same size? Learn more about how this classic illusion works and how the effect has been used in special effects in movies.

Ponzo Illusion

The Ponzo Illusion

When you look into the distance, objects appear closer together as they become farther away. For example, ta road or railroad tracks appear to converge in the distance. The Ponzo illusion involves placing two lines over an illustration of a railroad track. Which line is longer? The answer is hard to believe, but they are the same length. (From The WellMind)

Lilac Chaser

The Lilac Chaser Illusion

“In the lilac chaser illusion, the viewer sees a series of lilac-colored blurry dots arranged in a circle around a focal point. As the viewer stares at the focal point, a few different things are observed.

At first, there will appear to be a space running around the circle of lilac discs. After about 10 to 20 seconds, the viewer will then see a green disc moving around the circle instead of the space. With longer observation, the lilac discs will disappear altogether, and the viewer will only see the green disc moving around in a circle…” (From The WellMind)

Gears Illusion

The Gears Illusion

If you stare at the dot in the center of the image, you’ll see the “gears’ begin to move. They’re not moving, of course, it’s just your brain misinterpreting what it sees.

Elephant Illusion

The Elephant Illusion

How many legs does the elephant have? Are you sure?

Prong Illusion

The Impossible Trident

Look at the image above. How is it possible? It’s not. This object is called the impossible trident. It has three cylindrical prongs on one end but only two square prongs on the other. The illusion uses negative space to trick you into thinking that each side makes sense, but the entire object is impossible.

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