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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Aisle of View

Even if we try, sometimes we just can't see things as they are. The brain tends to make order out of things according to what we expect to see. And some thngs are just nature's surprises.

Enlarge this photo and stare at the red dot. Then look up at the ceiling and blink your eyes several times:
http://twitpic.com/7zfz6k/full
Thanks to Stephen Fry for that.

Here are a bunch of optical illusions. Some are bogglers
http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/illusions/lots_of_illusions.htm

and some more tricks of the eye
http://brainden.com/optical-illusions.htm

The horses one irritates me.

2 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Now my eyes hurt.

SarcasticTestGuy said...

I've always enjoyed optical illusions; makes one wonder at the facility of the human body and mind.