We perceive many optical or visual illusions each day without even knowing. These illusions can be either man-made or natural, but each tricks our brains into perceiving something differently than it physically appears in reality.
There are three main types of illusions: Literal optical illusions create images that are different from the objects that make them. Physiological illusions are the effects of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, colour, size, position). Pathological visual illusions arise from a pathological exaggeration in physiological visual perception mechanisms causing the above types of illusions.
What this means basically is that illusions can fool our brains on a physical, cognitive or perceptual level. So sit back, buckle up and prepare yourselves, these images will bend and test your perceptions of reality and blow, your, mind!
Look at the cross – how do the celebrities look?
These monsters… they’re the same size!
How are these bricks stacked?
Bird or painted woman?
Stare at the cross in the middle for 10 seconds – the purple dots will disappear!
Are these pictures the same…? YES
Can you see the elephant in this image?
These two orange dots are actually the same size!
Read this aloud. Is there an error? Have a second look.
Leaning against a tree down at a lake? Think again!
Are these two dressed as opposites? Look again.
Which face is male and which is female?
Wrong! They’re the same androgynous face.
This last one will blow your mind! But you might have to do it a couple times just to make sure you aren’t going crazy. Stare at the black dot in the centre. Did you see the colour of the buildings?