Thursday, November 17, 2005

Akiyoshi's illusion pages

Visual illusions have fascinated me ever since I can remember. It's probably the reason why I gained interested in neuroscience and psychology. We all know the famous illusions like the Necker-cube, Kaniza's triangles and the impossible staircases of Escher (strictly not visual illusions, but cognitively pleasing anyway). We probably also all know the 3D stereograms for which you have to cross your eyes; these were already amazing. Ingrid Christoffels today sent me the visual below as well as this link to Akiyoshi's illusion pages, which contains many spectacular examples of visually induced illusion of motion. Alieneggs Illusion

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