Well, today we have yet another visual optical illusion for you, that’s not as visually enticing as some of the other illusions we’ve had here, but, it’s, nevertheless, as impressive. Then again, that’s the beauty of optical illusions, isn’t? The fact that they come in all shapes and sizes, and they range from simple to complex, is something that’s simply amazing!
What to see?
As you can see, today’s visual optical illusion is comprised of nine squares and then radiant lines. Nothing too fancy about it! However, if you’re not careful, you’re going to have the impression that the squares are actually distorted, while, if you’re looking and eventually placing a finger to cover up some of the radiant lines, you’re going to see that the squares aren’t distorted at all, and that, well, to your “surprise” we’re talking about only an illusion.
How it works?
There’s a simple explanation. Our brain is used to transform everything in 3D because that’s how we perceive the surrounding world. All logical, right? Well, the distortions are consistent with the way the squares would change their appearance in the real world, if they were moving towards the central point.
Remember how it was when you first learned how to draw 3D figures on a flat surface? Well, that’s one of the things that they also teach in school, because it’s a great example of how our brain works, and it’s a good example of how to draw realistic looking images.