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Caught Inside a Bubble Optical Illusion

Color,Video 7 July 2016 0 Comments

Caught Inside a Bubble Optical Illusion

In this video, you will see grey circles turn into circles of different colors (green, yellow, red, and purple) before your very eyes.  The bubbles are absolutely colorless (the same color as the background), but when the screen alternates between the colored circles and bubbles, phantom colors begin to appear. This illusion was a top […]

Color Test – What Color is the Pill?

Animation,Color 15 March 2016 0 Comments

Color Test - What Color is the Pill?

Have a look at these two pills.  Can you tell what color they are?  Do they look blue and yellow or gray and gray?  Watch this animation, created by Gianni Sarcone, as the background is removed and the answer will be revealed. The yellow hand and background make the gray pill appear to be blue […]

Chess Pieces Lightness Illusion

Color 26 February 2016 0 Comments

Chess Pieces Lightness Illusion

Today’s illusion is from an article written by Barton L. Anderson and Jonathan Winawer and published in Nature (the international weekly journal of science).  Remarkably, the chess pieces on the top and bottom images are identical!  It may seem hard to believe, but it is true. When surrounded by a dark color (like the top […]

What Color is this Dress?

Color 28 February 2015 1 Comment

What Color is this Dress?

Every now and then, some optical phenomena comes along and creates a buzz.  The current one going around the Internet is being called “What Color is this Dress?”, and it is a pretty good one.  Have a quick look at the picture of the dress below… what two colors do you see on this dress? […]

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Color 9 January 2014 2 Comments

Eye Color Optical Illusion

Look into the eyes of this beautiful woman and observe the color of each of her eyes.  Most people will see the left eye appearing to be blue and the right eye appearing to be gray.  Is that what you see? Would you believe that both eyes are in fact the same color?  Both are […]

Christmas Tree Colors Optical Illusion

Color 24 December 2013 0 Comments

Christmas Tree Optical Illusion

Are the two Christmas trees in the image below exactly the same shade of green or does one appear to be darker than the other? While the upper Christmas tree appears to be significantly darker than the lower tree, they are indeed the same shade of green.  When a color is placed between darker colors […]

Blue Stripe Illusion

Afterimage,Animation,Color 24 June 2013 0 Comments

Blue Stripe Illusion

You will notice that a grey stripe is moving somewhat randomly up and down in the orange section of the animation below.  If you stare at the black dot in the lower right corner, you will notice that the grey stripe in your peripheral vision will turn blue.  The effect of this illusion is very […]