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Visual Illusions

Why Our Brains Think These Shapes Are Circles And Squares At The Same Time

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 07.06.2016 | Science

How will you ever trust a mirror again after seeing this? Kokichi Sugihara, a professor at Meiji University in Japan, won second prize in the ...

Why Your Brain Tricks You Into Thinking These Stationary Circles Are Moving

The Huffington Post | Bahar Gholipour | Posted 06.08.2016 | Science

The Pinna illusion is one of the best examples of why you should never fully trust your brain. It’s also the subject of two new studies that used br...

Why Do Car Wheels Appear to Spin Backwards in Movies?

Cheryl G. Murphy | Posted 06.15.2016 | Science
Cheryl G. Murphy

Ever notice how they sometimes seemingly spin backwards? What's up with that? Well, I did a little digging and found that the phenomenon of car wheels appearing to spin backwards in movies is dubbed "The Wagon Wheel Effect."

This Musical Illusion Will Make You Question Your Own Ears

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts

We're used to illusions being optical. These visual tricks are designed by magicians and masters of the craft to leave us questioning our own eyes. Bu...

Strange Illusion That Stumped Galileo Is Finally Solved

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

A light-colored object on a dark background appears larger than a dark object on a light background, but until recently, no one knew why. Now, a stud...