Welcome to the world of optical illusions, an archive of illusions that play tricks with your brain. Many of the images you will find here demonstrate visual phenomena, and optical or visual illusions. You will learn about the complexities of the human eye first hand. Visit the optical illusions below and give your eyes and brain the time of their lives!
This amazing painting of an old fashioned homestead is much more than it appears to be. Artist Oleg Shuplyak creates painting like this which depict two beautiful scenes in one painting. It’s surreal and beautiful at the same time. This painting is absolutely gorgeous!
When you look at this picture close range you see Albert Einstein. Now stand up and take several steps back, roughly 15 feet away, It will become Marilyn Monroe.
A double picture illusion which results in different things for different people.
Is this window on the right or left of this building?
The Spinning Dancer appears to move both clockwise and counter-clockwise. Stare at her long enough and you will be able to see her rotate both ways.
How many legs does this elephant have? 4, 5, 6, maybe 7?
A very neat optical illusion elevator floor. So clever you would think twice before stepping into this elevator.
Look at the chart and say the color, not the word. Your right brain tried to say the color, but your left brain was reading the word.
As you look at these dice, try to determine if they are standing up, or laying flat.
In this subway, this guy spray painted the wall to appear as an illusion of the stairs coming out of the wall.
Do You See A Landscape of Faces? There are quite a bit. See how many you can count.
Lilac chaser is a visual illusion, also known as the Pac-Man illusion.
Try staring at this for more than 5 seconds without going crazy. Then try following it around! Curves constantly die out and then re-evolve as part of another curve.
Here we have an object that may have been photoshopped.
Stare at the center for 10 seconds and begin moving your eyes around the outer perimeter… Does it appear to be moving, shimmering, or just making you dizzy?
Stare at the dark dot in the center for 10 seconds… Now move your head forward and backward. As your head moves closer to your monitor and then back away from your monitor, the circles will appear to be spinning.
What do you see in each picture after it is flipped… Look Closely!
Do you see a face? Or do you see the word Liar?
This is an interesting illusion animation. It has a very neat effect.
Take a very close look at this image! Look closely to find 5 wolves hidden in the picture.
In this illusion the figure and the ground are reversible in all ways.
How Can This Be True? If the partitions are the same, shouldn’t every space be filled?
Stare at this image as long as you can. It will eventually drive you crazy…
Are These Lines Straight Or Crooked? Look Closely! Every Line Is Straight!
Take a very close look at this image! How many faces can you find in this picture?
Do you see a Rabbit or a Duck? If, you Look Hard, You Can See Both!
A visual illusion of two spheres. Does one appear to be larger than the other? Both of the spheres are the same size.
Please wait a moment until the spiral has finished loading. When it’s spinning smoothly, stare at the center of the spiral for about a minute.
Take a very close look at this image! Do you see a couple or a skull?
Are the columns square or round? Will they support anything?
How many faces can you see? Do you see an Elderly Woman, Young Lady, or Man?
Stare at the black dot… Did you see the Gray circle disappear?
Are these lines straight and parallel? Use a straight edge to test what you see.
Try to determine the orientation of the items! Perception is off a little… Look Closely! This one will leave your mind confused…
Can You Pick Out the Tallest Soldier? Did You Find Him? Hmm… They Are All the Same Height!
Take a close look at this image. What do you see? Do you see a Beautiful Woman? Or a Cool Jazz Horn Blower?
Take a very close look at this image! What do you see? Sex is on a man’s mind.
Try and count the black dots. How many do you come up with?
In the Ponzo illusion the converging parallel lines tell the brain that the image higher in the visual field is further away therefore the brain perceives the image to be larger, although the two images hitting the retina are the same size.
Do you see the face? Or an Eskimo? Good Luck Figuring It Out!
Analyze the 2 Purple lines. Do they appear to be Straight Or Crooked?