Things that are not what they seem
September 8, 2008 5:34 PM   Subscribe

The Mighty Optical Illusions website contains a ton of things to mess with your visual cortex, from 3D chalk drawings to impossible objects; spot-the-object games, tests, and the just plain spooky, among many other categories. Or you can just keep hitting the Random Illusion button until you lose yourself.
posted by not_on_display (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
You keep using this phrase optical illusion...I do not think it means what you think it means.
posted by Roman Graves at 5:50 PM on September 8, 2008


Uh yeah a whole shit load of these aren't optical illusions. Not to mention it has those stupid screamer flashes in the "scary" category.
posted by puke & cry at 6:04 PM on September 8, 2008



An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality.


Cool post, love fun stuff like this. Thanks not_on_display.
posted by nickyskye at 6:06 PM on September 8, 2008


Don't we already mess with our cortex enough?
posted by Pronoiac at 6:15 PM on September 8, 2008


motherFUCKER!

Those "scary illusions" get me every time and then I'm screaming and people are turning from their pizza and gaming to stare.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 6:54 PM on September 8, 2008


Pronoiac: "Don't we already mess with our cortex enough?"

Nah, he's messing with us! For instance: is the donut really big, or is cortex's office really small?

posted by not_on_display at 6:59 PM on September 8, 2008 [1 favorite]


what's a cortex out of context?
but cool post and so fave'd
posted by dawson at 9:55 PM on September 8, 2008


Much fun this morning. Loved it; thanks.
posted by heyho at 9:06 AM on September 9, 2008


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