The Semi-Genius Of Illusion Illusions

Is the center circle at left larger than the center circle at right? How about this: are there gray spots between the corners of black squares?

Illusions are tricks that play off of the ways our brains typically process sensory information. The problem is that many of them have become clichéd. Hence illusion illusions — illusions that play off of the illusions we’re used to seeing. See the angry-comment-provoking Flickr set.

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11 Comments on "The Semi-Genius Of Illusion Illusions"

  1. The circles are actually different sizes, I brought a straight edge to the screen and the bottoms are lined up but the tops are not. They are different sizes

  2. The circles are actually different sizes, I brought a straight edge to the screen and the bottoms are lined up but the tops are not. They are different sizes

    • I measure in MSPaint, the circle on the left is 4 pixels bigger.

    • chinagreenelvis | Aug 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm |

      Yep. Check out the Flickr gallery. All of the “illusions” were made to be real. This is pretty clever stuff.

  3. I measure in MSPaint, the circle on the left is 4 pixels bigger.

  4. chinagreenelvis | Aug 3, 2011 at 11:30 pm |

    Yep. Check out the Flickr gallery. All of the “illusions” were made to be real. This is pretty clever stuff.

  5. There are actual grey spot between the squares… This is stupid.

  6. There are actual grey spot between the squares… This is stupid.

  7. There are actual grey spot between the squares… This is stupid.

  8. Judewanamaker | Aug 6, 2011 at 2:03 am |

    i think the point is that were supposed to think that in fact its an illsion, when its just a fake lol

  9. Judewanamaker | Aug 5, 2011 at 10:03 pm |

    i think the point is that were supposed to think that in fact its an illsion, when its just a fake lol

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