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April 11, 2018
Think too hard and everything comes whooshing back again. But where did everything go? [The Most Amazing Optical Illusions (and How They Work)]. This is not a GIF in disguise. This is your brain on an optical illusion called the Troxler Effect, or Troxler fading, and it reveals how your mind's natural affinityÃÂ ...
April 11, 2018
There are many other classic optical illusions that demonstrate the Troxler effect, such as the Lilac Chaser. These also known as disappearing images. So the next time you think your eyes are playing a trick on you, remember that your brain is just doing its job. Sign up here to get INSIDER's favorite stories straight to yourÃÂ ...
April 10, 2018
Forget the dress. Forget the shoe. Forget that damn picture that looks like both Tom Hanks and Bill Murray. Today, we can present an optical illusion that doesn't attempt to divide the internet into warring factions but rather gets back to the true intended purpose of optical illusions: That is, to make you feel allÃÂ ...
April 9, 2018
... reason that the illusion even appears to work at different angles, though to a much lessened extent – the next picture being taken on an overcast day. (PifflesTheGreat/Reddit). The post has been hugely popular on Reddit's Mildly Interesting page, with almost 60,000 upvotes. “As far as optical illusions go,ÃÂ ...
Mother Nature Network (blog)
April 4, 2018
There are makeup artists, and then there are artists who create illusions, blurring the line between what is real and what is fake. Serbian artist Mirjana Milosevic is that artist. She calls herself a "skin illusionist," and once you see her work, you'll understand why. Milosevic uses only makeup, yet sheÃÂ ...
March 27, 2018
If you do not like to click on links, there's a chance you've worried about this corgi in the past day or so. This corgi, a very cute one, looks like it's about to be thrown from a plane. Friends, there is no need to worry. This corgi, whose name is Karma, is totally fine. The boundless abyss you perceived in theÃÂ ...
March 20, 2018
The 44-year-old conceptual artist divides his time between his home town Buenos Aires and Montevideo, the very livable capital of neighbouring Uruguay. In his dream factory -- a three-story studio in the Villa Crespo residential area of Buenos Aires shielded from the road by a giant metal barrier -- ErlichÃÂ ...
March 19, 2018
This woman uses makeup to transform her body into incredible optical illusions. Share on Facebook ÃÂ· Share on Twitter. Maria Dermentzi 2 days ago. Mirjana Kika Milosevic is a Serbian special effects makeup artist who is using her incredible body-painting skills to create mind-boggling illusions. Next UpShowsÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
[The Most Amazing Optical Illusions (and How They Work)]. "Your brain sort of zooms out and can see the big picture when the images are put into context with one another," Mathewson, an assistant professor in the school's department of psychology, said in a statement. Syntax plays a role, too. The studyÃÂ ...
March 13, 2018
One of the more famous optical illusions is the drawing of a “rabbit-duck” which appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1892. When looking at the ambiguous drawing the brain switches between seeing a rabbit and a duck. The American psychologist Joseph Jastrow used the figure to point out that perception isÃÂ ...
March 12, 2018
The block colours and black outlines of these rugs by Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola create a false sense of depth by tricking the eye. Rotazioni and Visioni by Patricia Urquiola. Titled Rotazioni and Visioni, the two rug sets appear three-dimensional thanks to their geometric patterning. For RotazioniÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
You can use the iPhone X's powerful depth sensor for more than just face recognition. The technology also allows you to create wild optical illusions on your phone. The phone's 3D camera allowed Swedish artist Peder Norrby to create a depth illusion that makes an image on the phone look 3D, as Co.
March 1, 2018
When you're a scientist who studies vision, everything you see is inspiration. Such is the case for Nicholas Scott-Samuel, a researcher at the University of Bristol studying visual perception, whose latest work was inspired by a stack of chairs in an office. As BPS Research Digest reports, his new article inÃÂ ...
February 28, 2018
Sure, fancy photo equipment and years of practice are important parts of building a successful photography career. But as street shooter Jonathan Higbee knows well, sometimes a brilliant photo is born from simply following your instincts. “I think there is an innate sense or vision that is with you kind ofÃÂ ...
Fairfield Daily Republic
December 31, 1999
“Afternoon Adventures” is a series of programs for kids to have afterschool fun, with a different activity each week. The next Afternoon Adventures activity is “Make Your Own Optical Illusions” on Tuesday, March 27 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. All children and their families are welcome to attend. ChildrenÃÂ ...
My Modern Met
February 21, 2018
It's no secret that the world is wowed by digital effects and technology that bends our view of reality. But this burgeoning field has yet to completely overshadow the optical illusions that are made by hand—and artist Dain Yoon is keeping this art alive. In 2016, she introduced the world to her mind-bendingÃÂ ...
February 20, 2018
The clever creative relies on surreal optical illusions and a shifting perspective to show how Gumtree's mobile app allows for a seemingly seamless sequence of upgrades, adaptions and replacements; be it a bed making its way through the ceiling or a sofa sprung from a phone screen. Marc Nohr, chiefÃÂ ...
February 12, 2018
Want more optical illusions? Recently people thought they saw God's massive hands in the sky during a storm. Meanwhile these bizarre optical illusion photos are not all they seem - so can YOU get your head around them? These mind-boggling snaps show how everyday objects can perfectly blend intoÃÂ ...
February 9, 2018
THE camera never lies – but these optical illusions prove your eyes do. The two pictures of a street have sent the internet crazy as people argue about whether or not the images are identical. Debate has raged – just as happened with the discussion a few years ago about whether that dress was gold andÃÂ ...
February 6, 2018
(Reddit user Shroffinator). Once layered, it's obvious that these images are one and the same. Layered comparisons (Reddit user Shroffinator). Like most optical illusions, the effect of this trick comes down to how our brain works. Reddit user All-Cal offered this theory on why this illusion is so mind-bending:.
February 5, 2018
If you've painted your interiors white, hung a large mirror and employed every styling trick in the book to make your home feel bigger than it is, all to no avail, it may be time to consider more drastic measures. These five design tricks can help transform a poky property into a home with a spacious, airy ambience. So if you'reÃÂ ...
February 2, 2018
The Budget for 2018-19 has been, predictably, lauded by mainstream media, captains of industry and sarkari hangers-on as pro-farmer, pro-peoples' health, pro-education, historic and so on. Talking heads on TV channels and 'expert' analysts gush at the way the govt. has started addressing various crisesÃÂ ...
January 24, 2018
The Transportation Safety Board of Canada has found a fatal float plane crash in Northern B.C. was caused by an overloaded aircraft and optical illusions associated with low-altitude flight in snow-covered, sloping terrain. The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver aircraft crashed near Laidman Lake on Oct. 10,ÃÂ ...
Scottish Daily Record
December 14, 2017
What you see in these optical illusions can reveal a lot. This series of unfortunately captured photos show how an innocent shot can turn into something very rude. Share. By. Pesala Bandara. 16:01, 14 DEC 2017. News. This camera angle can turn an innocent shot of a swimmer into something decidedly dirtier (Image:ÃÂ ...
December 12, 2017
[The Most Amazing Optical Illusions (And How They Work)]. If you see alternating rows of wavy and zigzagging lines (like all study participants did), you're both right and wrong. The truth is, every line in this image is an identical, wavy shape. And yet, our brains reliably see sharp-cornered zigzags stitchedÃÂ ...
December 11, 2017
The best optical illusions can make you feel like someone hit pause on your brain. At least for a moment, it totally stumps you and that confusion can be pretty satisfying. Lovers of brain cramps are in luck. Kohske Takahashi, a psychologist at Chukyo University in Japan, has published a brain-bending newÃÂ ...
December 11, 2017
This newly identified optical illusion represents how our brain makes assumptions when details are not clear. Photo Courtesy of Kohske Takahashi. Optical illusions are evidence of the often stark differences between reality and perception. These illusions occur when there is some disconnect between whatÃÂ ...
December 10, 2017
A new optical illusion discovered by researcher Kohske Takahashi once again challenges the veracity of what we perceive. The new illusion, which Takahashi calls the "curvature blindness illusion", was just published in the journal i-Perception. In the image below, the grey and black lines all appear toÃÂ ...
SYFY WIRE (blog)
December 31, 1999
Optical illusions are actually a pretty important tool for scientists who study how our eyes work, how our brains work, and how the two work together. Or, not work together, I suppose. The machinery inside our eyes and the way it sends that information to the brain isn't perfectly understood, and sometimesÃÂ ...
December 31, 1999
In the exhibition, there is a wide range of optic art from video, photography, paintings and statues. The very first exhibition of the new year at Istanbul Ayvansaray University's Plato Art, "Not Pop, But Op," which scrutinizes the meaning of illusion in abstract art, will open on Jan. 11. An increasing number ofÃÂ ...
December 5, 2017
In the study, now published online in Scientific Reports, scientists at the University of Glasgow in the UK used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and optical illusions to better understand what's going on in our brain when we see. Whereas the eyes usually send information to the brain aboutÂ ...
December 4, 2017
Zebra stripes appear to create optical illusions for horseflies and might cause them to avoid approaching altogether. Photo: iStock. When it comes to zebra stripes and flies, it's all about optical illusions. Researchers know that zebra stripes deter flies and probably affect their vision, too. But what flies are—orÂ ...
November 24, 2017
When a human looks at a distant skyscraper, it appears small to the eye. It's a visual illusion, and we use other contextual information to know the building is actually tall. Our new study shows, for the first time, that honeybees see size-based visual illusions too. Whether a size illusion is seen, or not,Â ...
The Island Now
November 20, 2017
Nassau County Museum of Art's new exhibit “Fool the Eye” is filled with optical illusions in a number of mediums, with paintings you'd swear were layered photos, real buttons alongside their printed counterparts and ordinary trash that is actually exquisite sculpture work. Museum Director Charles RileyÂ ...
November 20, 2017
German photographer Max Leitner has published a project titled “Misleading Lines.” It's a series of architectural photos shot in Warsaw, Poland. They're not standard architectural images, though: Leitner photographed an urban gymnast from unusual angles perspectives to create mind-bending opticalÂ ...
November 15, 2017
From the gross to the downright bizarre, these social media snaps, compiled in an online gallery, will definitely have you looking twice.
The Boston Globe
November 9, 2017
A handful of cities around the world have painted optical illusions on roadways — think raised beams and even images of children — thatÂ ...
November 8, 2017
Jackson, associate professor of psychology at UI, studies how evolution shaped the way humans navigate their environments and presentedÂ ...
November 6, 2017
Now, using the example of optical illusions, the researchers have demonstrated how processes of perception can be copied in an electronicÂ ...
November 1, 2017
One of my favorite types of personality tests is based on cool optical illusions. An optical illusion is an illusion caused by crossed wires in yourÂ ...
November 1, 2017
OPTICAL illusions can be tricky, and new live zebra crossing illusion has the world confused - but can you work it out? By Lauren O'Callaghan.
November 1, 2017
Elise Bigley's medium is makeup and her canvas is herself. The Novato mother of two crafts fantastic optical illusions with just a brush andÂ ...
October 31, 2017
The 24-year-old South Korean makeup artist uses her skills to create optical illusions that almost look like digital special effects. Her impressive work hasÂ ...
October 22, 2017
As fast food chain do, McDonald's recently posted a message for its burger-loving public on social media. Only this wasn't the typical menu ofÂ ...
October 21, 2017
If you take a closer look at the facades of the Customs Building in Melbourne (Australia), it may seem that the horizontal orange lines "dance".
October 20, 2017
Just when you thought you saw all the glass bridges China had to offer, this one just upped the stakes by painting a set of heart-droppingÂ ...
October 19, 2017
Optical illusions are a blast, mostly because it's hilarious to see how much our eyes can trick our brains, and vice versa. Isn't science fun?
October 12, 2017
It's actually a lace-up sneaker — and, in the tradition of all of our favorite viral optical illusions, its color combination is very much up for debate.
October 11, 2017
Now, a similar floor design from tile company Casa Ceramica is baffling people online for the same reason: Both designs are optical illusionsÂ ...
October 6, 2017
If you're a fan of visual tricks you need pay close attention to the illusion of the year competition. The organisers Neural Correlate Society haveÂ ...