Fantastic Illusion

Fantastic Illusion - Kindly sent in by John Franklin
Additional material by Debbie and Kathryn

Blue Bean Circles - Optical Illusion

Fantastic Illusion - Will and Guy's humour

Can you control the circling motion by relaxing your eyes?

What Guy found was that he could control the spinning by widening his eyes, developing a sort of far-away look.

One teacher said, 'I felt like they were all moving...  but slowly. Kinda like they were breathing.'

Optical Illusions such as this are used to test the level of stress a person can handle.  The slower the pictures move, the better your ability of handling stress.  Alleged criminals that were tested see them spinning around madly; however, senior citizens and kids see them standing still.

By the way, the above image is not animated; all the dots are perfectly still.

Would you like to see another example of an optical illusion?

Coffee beans swirling.

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Here is a collection of artistic illusions kindly sent in by Debbie and Kathryn

Cool Optical Illusion 

Who will you see?  Jesus? or Che Guevara

Cool optical illusion - Jesus or Che Guevara

Instructions:

  1. Relax.  Stare at those four central dots for about 20 seconds.
  2. Look away at a wall.
  3. Who do you see?  Jesus or Che Guevara?

If nothing happens, try again this time stare for 40 seconds.  When you look at the wall blink a few times and relax your eyes, develop that far-away look.  Finally, try a white, or light wall.  When it works this really is a cool optical illusion.

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Impossible Objects

Perpetual Motion illusion

Artists, such as Oscar Reutersvärd employ this clever technique to draw diagrams to create the illusion of impossible machines, such as perpetual staircases.

3-Dimensional Door

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Is this door opening inwards?  Or is the top opening out towards us?

3 Dimensional Door - Opening inwards?

See more 3D Illusions.

Another Cool Illusion - Spinning Dancer

Cool Illusion - left brain, right brain 

When this dancer is static, as above, Will and Guy can see that she could be looking forward to the left, or away from us. However, the real test is when she spins

Spinning Dancer Illusion

Cool Dancer Animation 

Let me say straight of the bat, Guy thought for a long time time that the dancer could only possibly spin one way - anti-clockwise.  Three things helped me to see this illusion:  belief I WILL GET THIS TO WORK.  Also, two practical points, the first picture I studied had the animation running too fast, secondly the picture was too small.  So the bigger and slower, the better your chance to see this illusion.

One more tip: try focusing on the right edge of the picture, then slowly pan your eyes to the left.  This is how I got her to spin clockwise.

LEFT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses logic detail oriented facts rule words and language present and past math and science can comprehend knowing acknowledges order/pattern perception knows object name reality based forms strategies practical safe

RIGHT BRAIN FUNCTIONS uses feeling "big picture" oriented imagination rules symbols and images present and future philosophy & religion can "get it" (i.e. meaning) believes appreciates spatial perception knows object function fantasy based presents possibilities impetuous risk taking  

I CANT SLEEP

Insomniacs

Here is another fantastic illusion

Trick Photos

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