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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this square, the corridor part (in between the green lines) appears to be tinted a light green. In reality, this section of the square is entirely white. This image was drawn by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka in 2007 for Visiome.