Moving Targets

Motion 20 January 2017 0 Comments

Moving Targets

Stereogram designer Gene Levine was playing around with some different pattern designs the other night and came up with this one.  As he looked at the pattern on his monitor, he noticed that he could not get the “targets” to stop moving and that he had inadvertently created an optical illusion with apparent motion.   The […]

Hovering #s by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 14 December 2016 0 Comments

Hovering #s by Gianni Sarcone

Take a look at this image for a while and you will notice something very unique about it.  The blue # symbols will appear to be unstable as they slightly float and move over the black and white background. To see more examples of images that appear to be unstable over their background, be sure […]

Two Red Snakes

Motion 29 October 2016 0 Comments

Two Red Snakes

The two snakes appear to be in motion even though this image is completely static.  This another terrific example of an anomalous motion illusion created by Professor Akiyosh Kitaoka.  His illusions are very popular on this site, primarily because he creates some of the best motion illusions in the business. (via Akiyoshi Kitaoka)

Asu Breath Respiro by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 8 September 2016 0 Comments

Asu Breath Respiro by Gianni Sarcone

This op art work, created by Gianni Sarcone, appears to be in motion.  In fact, it almost looks like it is breathing.  Staring at this hypnotic image for too long may give you an uneasy feeling, so be sure to turn away if you start to feel any sort of motion sickness or vertigo.  The […]

Motion Integration Unleashed Optical Illusion

Video 26 August 2016 0 Comments

Motion Integration Unleashed Optical Illusion

The following video was recently awarded 1st prize for the 2016 Best Illusion of the Year Contest  This video was created by Mathew T. Harrison and Gideon P. Caplovitz from the University of Nevada Reno, USA.  They call the individual flickering dots “Gabors” and describe the effect as follows: Here we show that configurations of […]

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

Motion 11 August 2016 0 Comments

Tick by Akiyoshi Kitaoka

This is an interesting motion illusion that Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka created back in 2010.  When you simply look at it, you’ll just notice a series of different-colored square outlines.  But if you use your scroll bar and move the image up and down, something interesting happens.  As the actual image moves, the square insert also […]

Waving Lines by Gianni Sarcone

Motion 6 June 2016 0 Comments

Waving Lines by Gianni Sarcone

The yellow lines in this image appear to be waving up and down.  The blue “water droplets” above and below each of the lines have a combination of white and black outlines around them which cause this illusion.  Also note that there is a second effect present within this optical illusion.  The droplets with a […]