Making sense of optical illusions

Optical illusion, deconstructedThey say you should believe nothing you hear and only half of what you see.

There’s nothing like an optical illusion to remind us of the truth of that aphorism. At Cognitive Daily you’ll find not only a great optical illusion but also an explanation of why we see what we see.

In addition, there’s a link to Arthur Shapiro’s Illusions and Demonstrations for Visual Research, the source for this particular bit of visual trickery, along with several others that delightfully fool the senses.

And for still more, visit a site I recently discovered, Akiyoshi’s Illusion Pages — which actually come with a health advisory.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s