Very Cool Optical Illusion

Checkerboard Optical Illusion
I have posted optical illusions here before because I just love them.  This checkerboard was a new one for me, and it’s extraordinary.  The squares labeled A and B are the same color.  Even when I look at the proof, I still can’t quite believe my eyes.

And we’re not meant to believe, per se:  “As with many so-called illusions, this effect really demonstrates the success rather than the failure of the visual system. The visual system is not very good at being a physical light meter, but that is not its purpose. The important task is to break the image information down into meaningful components, and thereby perceive the nature of the objects in view.”

This one was found while reading 7 Weird But True Facts About the Human Brain on the MSN Health & Fitness page.

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2 responses to this post.

  1. This hurts my head!

    I love your blog,

    Reply

    • Thanks, Danielle! I read the Littlest Warrior Spot, and quoted it in my October 14, 2010 post. You have an extraordinary family, and I will keep all good thoughts for you. Carol

      Reply

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