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Last week, we posted the first place winner of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest. Today’s illusion is the third place winner called ‘A Turn in the Road’ by Kimberley D. Orsten and James R. Pomerantz from Rice University in Houston, Texas. This illusion video shows three images, two of which are matching images […]
The 10th annual edition of the Best Illusion of the Year contest was held on May 18, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Taking home the prestigious first place prize were Christopher D. Blair, Gideon P. Caplovitz, and Ryan E.B. Mruczek from the University of Nevada Reno. Their illusion was a new twist on an old […]
Perspective matters. The angled lines in the animation presented below give the impression that the floor is sloping downward to the left. As such, the man standing on the left appears to be much shorter than the man standing on the right. As the man on the left walks up the incline to stand directly […]
This figure looks like a warped spiral made up of white and black squares on a gray background. If you examine it more closely, however, you will find that it is actually made up of four concentric circles. This illusion was first described by Baingio Pinna and Richard L Gregory in a 2002 article titled […]