1. The teacups
This optical illusion was created by Chris Westall. There is a teacup on the table, next to which there is a cube with a small cup. However, on closer inspection, we can see that in fact the cube is drawn, and the cups are of the same size.
2. The Leaning Tower
Here are two images of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. At first glance, it appears that the tower on the right leans more than the one on the left, but in reality, these two pictures are the same. The reason lies in the fact that the information from the left and the right sides of the image is processed by different hemispheres of the brain, which “does not like” symmetry.
3. Angry or kind?
Does the face on the left show angrier than the one on the right? Well, step 5-6 meters away and you will see the angry face turn into the kind one and vice versa.
4. Male or female?
When you are looking at these two people you think the one on the left is female and the one on the right is male, right? In fact, it is exactly the same person. This is the famous illusion by Richard Russell from Harvard called “The illusion of sex”.
The created illusion is very simple: the contrast in the image with the seemingly male face was reduced. More contrast face looks feminine, less contrast – masculine. That is why women use cosmetics: to increase the contrast of their faces. 🙂
5. Blue and yellow
There is no animation in this picture. It is nothing but an optical illusion.
6. The wheel
Which way do you see the wheel turning? It is a brain-teasing illusion similar to the famous “spinning girl”. If the wheel is turning clockwise, your left hemisphere is more active at the moment and vice versa. See more about the brain hemispheres here.
7. Distorted reality
Stare at the picture for about 10-20 seconds (not more, otherwise you will have a headache) and then look at someone’s face or simply around you.
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