Baubles by Kaia Nao

Motion 10 August 2015 0 Comments

Baubles by Kaia Nao

The four spheres (which the artist calls baubles) appear to be moving.  If you move your eyes rapidly around the image, you will find that the motion effect is enhanced. A larger, single bauble version of this image can be found below. To see more motion illusions from Kaia Nao, please check out Floating Star […]

Moving Arrows by Miwa Miwa

Motion 4 June 2015 0 Comments

Moving Arrows by Miwa Miwa

The background behind the arrows appears to be moving in a downward direction in this motion illusion created by Miwa Miwa.  The design itself is relatively simple, but the motion effect is quite strong. To see another motion illusion created by Miwa Miwa (that was also featured on the Drudge Report a while back), be […]

Wavy Hair by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 30 April 2015 0 Comments

Wavy Hair by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

The circle in the center of this wavy yellow and purple pattern appears to move to the right while the background appears to moving to the left.  The motion effect on this one is incredibly strong for me.  I don’t know if it is the colors, or what, but it certainly seems like an animation […]

Fluorescent Waves by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 9 April 2015 0 Comments

Fluorescent Waves by Gianni Sarcone

The wavy colored fluorescent waves seem to wink and flicker just like Christmas lights.  This illusion is induced by the alternating small dark strokes with the white background.  The effect is heightened if you quickly move your eyes around this image. (via Gianni Sarcone)

Magnetic Tunnel by Gianni A. Sarcone

Motion 5 March 2015 2 Comments

Magnetic Tunnel by Gianni A. Sarcone

If you focus your eyes on the sphere in the center of this pattern, the entire image appears to pulsate and vibrate.  Then if you move your head toward the image and then away from the image, the color fields appear to expand and contract.  This image involves two different types of illusions involving color […]

Butterflies

Motion 15 January 2015 3 Comments

Butterflies

The folks over at Optical Spy created this really nice motion illusion called Butterflies.  The square in the center of this image appears to be completely unstable as it appears to wobble around. To see an illusion with a similar effect, take a look at the Moving Mona Lisa Face. (via Optical Spy)

Moving Wreath Optical Illusion

Motion 22 December 2014 0 Comments

Moving Wreath Optical Illusion

Mathematical vision scientists Hitoshi Arai and Shinobu Arai created this unique wreath image in 2011.  If you focus your eyes on the red dot in the center of the wreath and move your head toward your monitor and then away from it repeatedly, you will notice that outer portion of the wreath appears to move […]