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


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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