Visual Illusions 11

 This scene looks a bit impossible, eh? Image Courtesy: Brainden.com

This scene looks a bit impossible, eh? Image Courtesy: Brainden.com

So we continue our series with the 11th installment of visual illusions. Check these out and enjoy!

Colorful Afterimage Woman

This optical illusion is one of the most impressive I've seen yet. Check out the black and white image of the woman below. Stare at the red dot on her nose for a solid 30 seconds. Then, stare up at the ceiling and blink your eyes firmly. You should then see an "after image" of the woman in FULL COLOR! It's impressive. Read more about afterimages here. 

 Stare at the red dot for 30 seconds, then blink hard and look up at the ceiling. See the girl in full color! Image Courtesy: brainden.com

Stare at the red dot for 30 seconds, then blink hard and look up at the ceiling. See the girl in full color! Image Courtesy: brainden.com

Angry and Then Not

When you first view the image below you most likely see an angry person on the left and a calm person on the right. Now move back from teh comptuer screen, about 8 feet, what do you see? You should see the faces swap over...with the angry person now on the right and the calm person on the left. Created by Phillippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva of the University of Glasgow, this just proves that we don't always see what's actually there. 

 Angry on the left, calm on the right? Try stepping back about 8 feet. What do you see? This just proves what we see isn't always what's there. Image Courtesy: Phillippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva

Angry on the left, calm on the right? Try stepping back about 8 feet. What do you see? This just proves what we see isn't always what's there. Image Courtesy: Phillippe G. Schyns and Aude Oliva

How Many Animals? 

In the below image from brainden.com most people see an animal. But what kind? Is there more than one? 

 Surely you see at least one animal here. Any others? Image Courtesy: Brainden.com

Surely you see at least one animal here. Any others? Image Courtesy: Brainden.com

Dan Meyers