Every year, the Neural Correlates Association announces the world's three best optical illusions. Out of a number of finalists
, the 2014 winners have been announced: 1) The Dynamic Ebbinghaus
, 2) Flexible Colors
, and 3) a Turn in the Road [animated gif version]
. There are also a list of best illusions from all years
, as well as winners from 2013
, and previous posts
. Of course, if there was a lifetime achievement award, it would need to go to Akiyoshi Kitaoka, inventor of some of the most amazing recent illusions: rotating snakes
(seriously, this is amazing
), possibly the best color illusion ever
on making them), and also Lady Gaga covers
. Also, for no good reason, here are 20 more
posted by blahblahblah
on May 20, 2014 -
Framestacking ISS Video.
This is seriously cool, produced by running International Space Station videos though framestacking software, successively adding the images to produce trails of light. View full screen and smoke it if you got it.
posted by pjern
on Oct 16, 2012 -
Your daily dose of perception-bending.
Stare at the center of this video (wmv or flash) for a minute or two then look away from the screen at your surroundings. You'll experience an interesting and somewhat disconcerting effect. Not appropriate for anyone prone to headaches or seizures.
posted by brain_drain
on Aug 28, 2006 -