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See For Yourself - Optical Illusions
November 16, 2007 3:32 AM   Subscribe

See For Yourself - Purves Lab's optical illusions web page with empirical explanations of familiar and unfamiliar illusions.
posted by nthdegx (6 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wish they had included the new kid on the block, self animating images.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:35 AM on November 16, 2007 [5 favorites]


Cool
posted by shotgunbooty at 6:11 AM on November 16, 2007


My eyes are now crossed and dessicated from staring at these things.

So thanks.
posted by bassjump at 7:12 AM on November 16, 2007


I find this stuff deeply trippy. Thank you for sharing!
posted by headspace at 7:18 AM on November 16, 2007


Awesome opossum.
posted by ztdavis at 8:39 AM on November 16, 2007


sticky carpet, those aren't new illusions... they've been known for a while, the principles just got dolled up and refined and injected into op art.

also, for those of you are interested in this stuff, more radness:

good repository http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/

newer stuff (has become a contest held every year at vision sciences annual conference)
http://illusioncontest.neuralcorrelate.com/

and this one is super neat, fold it now, you will be happy you did:
http://www.grand-illusions.com/opticalillusions/three_dragons/
posted by mano at 12:48 PM on November 16, 2007 [1 favorite]


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