Jan 25 2010

10 Optical Illusions That are Going to Mess With Your Brain

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Optical Illusions

If you like what you see above then you’ll love this post.  If you don’t then I highly suggest you not click on the “continue reading ” link.  Our brains tend to love to play tricks on us when the occasion calls for it.   So with the right colors, shapes, and patterns sometimes we’re tricked into seeing things that we really don’t see.

For the record, I’m a huge fan of optical illusions.   Personally, I don’t really care to learn why a clearly still image appears to be moving.  However I definitely find it interesting.

So if you’re up for the eye pain, check out 10 amazing optical illusions after the jump

 Why these circles rotate I have no clue

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Um, what?

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Keep your eye on that center and watch the disappearing act

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I don’t get it, I just don’t

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Stop moving!

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Am I tripping?  Seriously, am I tripping?

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OK, I’m getting out of here

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Or not

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 Phew!

Optical Illusions

OK I had to throw that one in there :)





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61 Responses to “10 Optical Illusions That are Going to Mess With Your Brain”

  1. [...] calls for it.   So with the right colors, shapes, and patterns sometimes we’re tricked into seeing things that we really don’t see. Similar Posts:None Found You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. [...]

  2. Sandrinaon 25 Jan 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Hehe, I like it!

  3. Bashmanon 25 Jan 2010 at 1:13 pm

    lol nice, like it!

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  5. Bob Won 25 Jan 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Nothing beats the checkerboard illusion. This one will make you dissect the image to prove it to yourself.

    Squares A and B are identical in color. Yes, they really are.

    http://web.mit.edu/persci/people/adelson/checkershadow_illusion.html

  6. Madisonon 25 Jan 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Now I’m dizzy, thanks.

  7. Jim Joneson 25 Jan 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Loved the collection! Check out the site grand-illusions for similar collections.

    http://jimasks.me/youve-recently-been-elected-president-whats-the-first-legislation-you-would-pass

  8. Jeb Bush / Lez Cheney 2012on 25 Jan 2010 at 4:22 pm

    Folks, this was way cool, but even cooler will be voting for the GOP ticket in 2012 and stopping our Kenyan born muslim “president” from enacting anymore of his communist policies. Vote for Jeb Bush and Lez Cheney to bring back American values to the White House! We all know that we need more Tax Cuts for the Wealthy – NOW!

  9. Paul Tassion 25 Jan 2010 at 4:26 pm

    @ Jeb Bush

    Probably the greatest comment ever, as I really can’t tell which side you’re on.

  10. Daveon 25 Jan 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I still can’t see the boat… Will keep looking…

  11. Sty1eron 25 Jan 2010 at 5:05 pm

    How do you see the boat in the last picture? I can’t see it.

  12. david wayne osedachon 25 Jan 2010 at 5:33 pm

    This is great stuff! I’ve sent copies to all my friends.

  13. Tongboyon 25 Jan 2010 at 6:54 pm

    The one with pink dots and the cross in the middle – it’s actually a gif – looks like you just had one frame of it.

    http://tongboy.com/images/eyetricks/1117828823096.gif

    is the correct complete one – if you watch it for a few seconds they dots start to disappear

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  16. ajsndf.kjnafon 26 Jan 2010 at 3:27 am

    These are visual illusions not optical illusions. The illusion is created at the level of the visual cortex and has nothing to do with optics.

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  18. Pepe Verazon 26 Jan 2010 at 10:02 am

    @Tongboy you’re right but it also works with the static one, just focus on the center.

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  20. Chesteron 26 Jan 2010 at 10:41 am

    Those are amazing!

  21. Capt. Colin Cameron-Toughon 26 Jan 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Absolutely amazing! Wow I’m glad I don’t have such problems with vision. However, I could scare the living daylight’s out of many with pics from the scenes out of Neptune’s ocean’s taht would amaze anybody. Anyway, these as you show prove that I am not color blind. lol.

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  23. Jaclynon 26 Jan 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Maybe I’m stupid.. but I don’t get the 3rd one :|. Can anyone explain what I’m supposed to be seeing?
    I love the rest though :).

  24. Andreon 27 Jan 2010 at 2:16 am

    Boat? I can’t see any boat.

  25. ken the techon 27 Jan 2010 at 9:37 am

    holly cow, that was cool :)) My brain is entirely damaged now :))

  26. Novomiron 27 Jan 2010 at 11:29 am

    Illusions simply super!:)
    By the way, will prompt resources where it is possible to learn most them to create?

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  29. Geone11on 27 Jan 2010 at 2:15 pm

    haha! my eye hurts! x_x

    but it’s coooooool!

  30. Gill Avilaon 27 Jan 2010 at 6:09 pm

    There’s something wrong with me—nothing changed in any of them for me.

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    I personally couldn’t find the boat in the one photo..but I’m almost blind. A couple of the others seriously gave me a migraine. Thanks for that.

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  38. jron 30 Jan 2010 at 11:05 am

    me han encantado los efectos opticos, que divertidos

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  40. Jenon 01 Feb 2010 at 6:26 pm

    These are visual illusions. You perceive movement because the movement cells in your visual cortex are activated in a way that makes you perceive movement. It’s not that mind boggling if you do some vision science research.

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  42. kosalaon 28 Feb 2010 at 9:56 am

    hi…

  43. Markon 18 Mar 2010 at 12:40 am

    cool stuff. thanks for making my head hurt… where’s the boat?

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  45. lolon 05 Jun 2010 at 8:36 am

    dissapointing seen better
    add better 1′s hate the last 1 just sick

  46. caitlinon 18 Jun 2010 at 3:43 pm

    i get them all ccooooooooooollllll

  47. Ravion 19 Jul 2010 at 11:24 am

    learn illusions

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  49. awesomechickon 04 Sep 2010 at 2:18 pm

    this is mostly dumb. especially the last one.

  50. tomandsophon 30 Sep 2010 at 8:45 am

    right, lets all just agree.
    we all love raviolli!

  51. alfie :Don 01 Oct 2010 at 6:55 am

    oh my god that was sooo coolllll

  52. selenaon 18 Oct 2010 at 9:14 pm

    OMGGGG my favourite was – 1. 2. 3. 4. & 7.

    these arree soo cooool. i dont get the one with the girls ass and the boat they prob just want you to look at her ass, which its nothing loooll but its halrioussss. :P ADD MORE PLEASEEEEE

  53. go menon 12 Jan 2011 at 4:47 am

    sexy…hot…chick…love…not…find…boat…10…minutes

  54. yofattymomma!on 21 Jan 2011 at 5:37 am

    didn’t see any of the illusions, but is that a guys ass, it totally turned me on!

  55. beastyon 08 Feb 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Girls ass is So hot sweat

  56. mitchellon 12 Feb 2011 at 5:06 pm

    first, i had brainpain. now, its all over. THX

  57. justinon 28 Mar 2011 at 2:23 pm

    wow thats a nice boat in the background

  58. Maitri Gandhion 01 Apr 2011 at 2:14 pm

    i <3 d optical illusions… makes my head spin around…. just.. <3 <3<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 itttttt…………….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Peteron 17 Jul 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I’m sorry, but I just don’t see anything unusual in any of these. What, exactly, is supposed to happen?

    I saw the boat straight away. I don’t get that one at all. ?????

  60. sonicj01on 20 Oct 2013 at 3:30 am

    i couldnt see a boat all i could se was a a sexy girl

  61. wannab.phdon 28 May 2014 at 5:41 pm

    you must be fun at parties…

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