The art of illusion

Even the most hardened skeptics believe what they are told their feelings, but the feelings are easily fooled.

Optical illusion - the impression of a visible object or phenomenon, untrue, ie, an optical illusion... Translated from the Latin word "illusion" means "error, error." This suggests that the illusion has long been interpreted as a kind of malfunction of the visual system. Study their causes many researchers.

Some visual deceptions have long had a scientific explanation, while others have not yet been explained.

Parallel Lines

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version of the classic illusions from a Japanese professor of psychology Akioshi Kitaoka. Parallel lines in the figure.

The Wall

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The distortion of perspective. Which of the yellow lines in the corners of the wall anymore? The left seems to be considerably less than the right. In fact, the yellow lines have exactly the same height.

Rotary girl

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The picture, created by Japanese designer from Hiroshima Nobuyuki Kayahara in 2003. It has been argued that this is a test image for visual perception and exercise for the imagination.

If a person sees a clockwise rotation -.. It is logic, ie it is more developed left brain, if - against intuit. Most people, after a little exercise are able to see the girl in the rotation either way, it is promoted by different techniques. Sometimes a close scrutiny of the picture for 30 seconds, sometimes tracking shadow.

Dragon Gardner

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Dragon Dragon Gardner or Jerry Andrus (named after the founder), who always looks at the observer - one of the most famous optical illusions. To achieve maximum effect, you need to place the dragon so that the light source is at the bottom, close one eye at a distance of 1 - 2 meters, moving, look at the dragon.


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The illusion Akioshi Kitaoka professor of psychology at Ritsumeikan University and Professor Eiji Watanabe of the Japan Institute of Biology of the National, built on the classic Pokendorfa illusion.

It is an illusion: in the eye is very difficult to determine which of the balls directed line, which is a continuation of the barrel machine.

from the car type

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Flickering lines outside the window of the train creates the illusion of movement. But the direction of movement each individual can initially define differently.


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Lithography Dutch artist MC Escher. It was first published in 1953.

The lithograph depicts a paradoxical world where the laws of reality are not used. In a world united by three realities, three gravity directed perpendicular to one another. Created architectural structure reality combined ladders. For people living in this world, but in different planes of reality, one and the same stairs will be directed either upward or downward.

An endless staircase

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This figure is often called "infinite staircase", "Eternal staircase" or "Penrose Stairs" - named after its creators. It is also called "continuously ascending and descending path." "Endless Stairs" - one of the most famous classical impossibilities.

Running monsters

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Roger Shepard illusion associated with the perception of perspective. The figure escaping monster seems much less catch-up.

In fact, the monsters are absolutely identical. The first is a copy of a second.

Flying pyramid

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Sculpture Venezuelan artist Rafael Barrios (Rafael Barrios). One of the many exhibits on display in New York City on Park Avenue. All of them are made of flat sheet steel and painted with acrylics. However, the distance seems bulky sculptures.

cells of the chessboard

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The Illusion of color perception, published by MIT professor Edward Edelson (Edward H. Adelson) in 1995.

Does the color of different cells A and B of the chessboard?

The rays from the eye

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Illusion Akiyoshi Kitaoka. Absolutely static image has the illusion of an influx of the observer. Akioshi Kitaoka - a professor of psychology at the University (Ritsumeikan) in Tokyo. World-renowned for its many illusions of movement.

I found a way to

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The illusion created by an amateur photographer Robert Bruce Murray III. Inscription confidently slides over the observer.

Floating Star

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The artist Kaia Nao. Bidder "Illusion of the Year 2012". Absolutely a static image of the star seems to rotate.

The Impossible Elephant

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Figure Roger Shepard.

Let the dog sleep

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The artist Igor Lysenko. Original paintings in the genre of Surrealism contain a lot of puzzles and hidden images.

For example, in the painting, the artist presented the image of a goose hid. However, it is not easy to find.

Impossible Cube

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Impossible cube with pictures of Maurits Cornelis Escher "Belvedere". The image is the result of a "pure" modeling 3D Max, that is obtained after pressing "Render" button, without further processing in Photoshop. Author Andrew Ustyuzhanin rendering.

The cat and mouse

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The illusion of a series of dual images. The figure can be seen or a cat or a mouse, but it is practically impossible to see two images simultaneously.

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Drawing on a matchbox. Spain 1870