At some time or another, all of us have enjoyed looking at optical illusions. Perhaps we saw them in school or we may have looked at them online but, in any case, they are something that can trick the mind and the eyes into perceiving a different reality than what is actually in front of us. The following optical illusions provide many different examples of how this may take place in real life. As you are about to see in this video, optical illusions are more than something that scribbled on a piece of paper or perhaps computer-generated. These take [More]
Many of us enjoy a good magic trick but in reality, they often involve some type of sleight-of-hand that simply tricks the eyes into seeing something that really isn’t there. That isn’t the case with every trick, however, and some of them might actually stun you with their ability to do something unusual. That is sure to be the case with this coin trick that you will try over and over again. In order to do this coin trick, you need a quarter, or you can use any other coin, and a regular coat hanger. The trick is to balance [More]
Many of us would consider ourselves to be normal, even though normal is actually rather subjective. After all, what defines being normal for one individual is certainly not going to define the same for someone else. In fact, like the people that we have known in our lives that we would consider to be rather eccentric but in reality, they are perfectly normal for their own mind and personalities. If you would like to find out more about what is really behind the scenes, this little mind test can go a long way in helping you. After taking it, it [More]
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of art? Many of us think about a painting that may be hanging in a museum or perhaps we think about a sculpture. In either case, it is the work of somebody’s hand and the talent that exists in their mind and body that allows them to create it. There are also some unique artists that may just have a surprise or two up their sleeve. Oleg Shupliak is a Ukrainian artist that created a rather unique series of “two in one” paintings that are actually optical [More]
When we look at anything in the world around us, we automatically think that we are seeing what we should be seeing. What many of us don’t realize, however, is that the eyes are somewhat limited in the amount of information that they can process, even though it is an amazing amount of data. Sometimes, the eyes tend to take a shortcut so that they can get as much information as possible while at the same time, not overloading the circuits, so to speak. Scientific research has shown that there are certain things the mind will do along with the [More]
When we watch someone creating a sculpture, it is amazing how it just seems to come to life. When we look at a piece of wood or stone, it doesn’t appear to have a shape but the artist sees the potential of what it could become. Of course, there is an endless variety of what could be created, and these strobe animated sculptures have a beauty all of their own. These pieces of art are the creation of a man named John Edmark, a teacher of design at Stanford University. When these sculptures are spun, the take on a life [More]
When you get together with friends or family at a party, there is often a little bit of friendly betting that takes place. At times, it is really just a matter of having some fun but it can be frustrating to lose the bet, especially if you lose them consistently. That is where this unique little video comes in. It shows you 10 different things you can do that will trick others and you will win the bet every time. The items that you need for these bets is not anything that you wouldn’t find in most households. For example, [More]
There are many different things that we see in the world around us and we use our sense of vision to interpret those items in ways that we don’t quite understand. For example, color has to do with the way that light bounces off of objects and our perspective, in part, has to do with the fact that our eyes are separated slightly from each other. One other factor that we see on a regular basis is movement. Movement is defined as changing physical location or position, and we see things in motion in the world around us at all [More]
Have you ever stopped to think about the sense of vision and how amazing it truly is? As light bounces off objects in the world around us, it is picked up by the eyes and becomes data that the brain interprets as what we see. The reality of what is around us may actually be quite different than our perspective of it. Although the eyes are close together on our head, they are separated enough that it allows for stereo vision and gives us a degree of perspective. Something known as a stereogram has been used to observe two images [More]
We live in a three-dimensional world but, in many cases, we operate on a two-dimensional level. It is a factor of life that many of us have grown accustomed to, and we don’t really consider the difference between 3-D and 2-D in most cases. When we see it come to life, however, it really catches our interest and that is especially true if you can take a two-dimensional surface and create a three-dimensional piece. This 3-D paper design is exactly what I am referring to. It involves something that is drawn on a regular sheet of paper but with a [More]
When it comes to human strength, most of us tend to think about our physical abilities. We may go to the gym regularly and could even exercise at home, strengthening our muscles, building our physique and becoming stronger. The fact of the matter is, however, physical strength is only a part of our overall abilities. You also need to think about your mental strength and if you don’t have a strong mind, you could be in for some serious problems. When you think about your own mind, do you consider it to be exceptionally strong? Many people do, but when [More]
The human eye is perhaps one of the most amazing organs within the human body. Not only is it the fastest organ for healing, it is also the one that provides us with sensory input that guides our movements throughout the day. What our eyes see is processed by the brain and then the brain provides us with the necessary information so that we can make the appropriate movements. Since the eyes are such an important and impressive part of the human body, they are a part that we often take care of. We have them tested regularly and if [More]