Emerson M. Pugh once wrote that "If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t." We imagine Dr. Daniel Pierce, the eccentric crime-solving neuroscientist on TNT’s latest crime drama, Perception, would agree.
We're also curious how Dr. Pierce might weigh in on the perception-altering images below. These optical illusions are definitely not GIFs. Click through below to see the illusions, and don't forget to tune in to the premiere of Perception on Monday, July 9, at 10/9c.
This optical illusion moves in waves as your eye traverses the image.
Modulated Diamond Field
This optical illusion expands and contracts as your eye moves across the screen.
This optical illusion expands and contracts as you focus on different areas of the image.
Look closely. This wavy zebra-like pattern gives off the illusion of cylindrical turning.
Psychedelic Color Vortex
This psychedelic color vortex pulsates with a mighty illusoriness.
The sharp/fuzzy contrast creates an optical illusion that makes the circle's pattern move when you move your head closer to the image.
The Rippling Eye
This pattern -- which resembles an eye -- sends ripples moving outward from the center.
This illusion gives off the sense of infinite expansion.
These overlapping circles give off the impression of gear-like circular movement. Try to make the motion stop.
Irregular Circular Vortex
This vortex moves subtly as the eye travels across the image.
Are these lines parallel or curved?
Try and find the black dots.
The circle rotates as you move your head closer to the dot.
Look at the columns closely.
Stare at the black dot long enough and watch the grey area disappear.