Awesome optical illusions | How About Orange

July 28, 2009

Awesome optical illusions

Optical illusions are completely intriguing. In my next career I shall become a neuroscientist so I can understand exactly how eyes and brains work. In the meantime, I'll just appreciate the amazing illusions from Akiyoshi Kitaoka (via Coudal) and the award-winning entries posted by the American Institute of Physics (thanks, Andrew). I apologize to anyone who feels nauseated by staring at this post. Quick, look away.

(Image from Akiyoshi Kitaoka)

21 comments:

Laurel said...

oooooh! I am hypnotized

Larissa said...

wow. it moves. that is. weird. (staring)

Jenn Grigoryev said...

if you stare at one spot really hard it all stops moving. as soon as you get distracted it's all spinning again...weird...

pulltaffy said...

Oh ow, that thing hurts my brain! :)

If you're interested in how we see, a great book to check out is "Visual Intelligence" by Donald Hoffman. He explains how our brains and eyes work to put together the pieces of what we see, including how they can sometimes be wrong- like when the hubcaps of a car look like they're spinning the wrong way. It's a fun read!

personalityispreferred said...

Will have to pass this cute post to my daughter who is studying brain and behavior. would look great in orange too!!

Meekiyu said...

Looks like everything is spinning O_O!

macnart said...

I have a book of these so I can feel dizzy at any given time of the day.

Jess said...

That's excellent. You never can tell when you'll get a sudden urge to feel dizzy.

Valerie A. Heck said...

I love optical illusions!
Valerie
http://valerieaheck.blogspot.com/

Lindsay@ THAT'S SO CUEGLY said...

GET OUT! neato beneato!

Becky said...

Dizzy but fun!

The Lil Bee said...

OMG it took me five tries to realize this wasn't a gif. That is one of the best optical illusions I've ever seen!

JigsawJones said...

OH GOD MY EYEEESSSSSS! WHY?? ;)

LaLaita said...

I got the same kind of illusions emailed to me as a powerpoint this morning, there's a few more in it, quite intriguing. One is a black and white picture, if you stare at it long enough and then stare at a blank wall and bling a few times, you can see a face looking a lot like Jesus Christ face, i couldnt believe it!!! has any of you tried it?

The Needle Shop said...

Have you heard about the sensory crossover people who can taste music and hear green? Fascinating.

Anonymous said...

very cool. I can think of certain times in my younger days that this would have been even cooler.

Erin said...

nauseated? I'm hypnotized! crazy stuff . . . philosophy of perception is outta control

made sweet said...

what??! this is so awesome/crazy/mind blowing!

PhotoPuddle said...

Cool - thanks for sharing!

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