There is an old saying that, not everything is as it appears, and you are about to see the truthfulness of that saying come to life in front of you. When you first look at the image in the video, it appears as if it is a piece of paper with several diamonds, and each row becomes lighter as it moves down toward the bottom. Nobody would argue with that point but soon, you will see that it is just an optical illusion. In reality, much of what you are seeing is the same shade, even though it looks as [More]
When we look at anything in the world around us, we likely have thought that what we see is actually what exists. In many cases, it is true to a limited extent. For example, color may not actually exist in the real world but rather, it is how our brain interprets the light that enters into the retina. In addition, everything that we see is upside down, so the world may look rather strange, indeed. Another effect that can certainly change the way that we view anything is known as anamorphosis. It involves the perspective that an individual has when [More]
There are many people who enjoy looking at optical illusions but when they are actually able to take part in them as a type of experiment, they take on an entirely new perspective. In fact, these optical illusions can even be considered science experiments, and in many cases you can do them at home. Some of them are going to require a little more than a few pieces of paper but there are others that are a bit more complex. The optical illusion that you see in this little experiment will require that you purchase an old polarizing monitor, but [More]
Are you someone who enjoys science experiments? They not only help to introduce us to the world around us, there are times when they can help us to understand more about ourselves as well. This is not only true of some complex experiments that we may have done in science class, it is also true of some relatively simple experiments that we do at home as well. These are some of those simple options. The little tricks you will see in this video all involve something we have at home, paper. They are among some of the most basic tricks [More]
The world around us is extremely interesting and most of us would say that we have a pretty good grip on our own personal space. After all, we see things with our own two eyes so there is no doubt that our world is exactly the way we envision it, or is it? If you are sure of what you see in the world around you, you are about to have some doubts thrown into the mix by watching this simple video. These anamorphic optical illusions are going to fool your eyes each and every time you see them. It [More]
It would be difficult to find anyone who has never played with dice before. Although they could be part of a game of chance, they are also something that can be used in a number of other ways as well. As a familiar object, they may also be used as part of an optical illusion that most of us would find rather incredible. That is what you will see in this video. When you first look at this video, you will see what appears to be a stack of floating dice. You may actually wonder how he is able to [More]
Some tests are very easy for us to take and others may be quite difficult. At times, there may even be a test that appears to be easy on the surface but when you begin to try to do it, you quickly find out that it is one of the hardest things you have ever tried in your life. That just may be your experience when you try this particular test. Some people can do it easily but others find it to be incredibly hard. The concept behind the test is easy to understand. You will see a brick ledge [More]
When you look at the images in this video laying on a table, it may not look like anything special. In fact, it may not appear to be anything more than geometric shapes. They do have a strange beauty of their own but if we were to see them in our own homes, we would hardly consider them to be a piece of art. When you pull a transparent page with lines across it, however, it really takes on a life of its own. This is a type of optical illusion that is sure to amaze your senses. It may [More]
There are many different types of optical illusions, some of which can be quite difficult to understand. Science has even attempted to explain why they trick the eyes and the mind, but they are often limited in their ability to give a proper explanation. Some optical illusions require complex computer programming but others, such as the one you are about to see, simply require some cards and a pair of scissors. This optical illusion is known as a hypercard, and it can really trick the mind into wondering how it is even possible. It uses a single card from a [More]
When it comes to optical illusions, many of us try to to see beyond what is taking place in front of us to see if we can truly understand what is behind it. As a matter of fact, even science has gotten involved in this regard and they have a number of theories as to why an optical illusion may trick the mind and the eyes. At other times, however, an optical illusion may border on a science experiment and it is not tricking you, what you are seeing is reality. That is what you’re going to see in this [More]
Although we may be comfortable with the thought that everything is as we see it in the world, that is rarely the case. As a matter of fact, there may be times when we see something quite different than reality, and that is especially true when it comes to optical illusions. There are many different types of optical illusions but one of them is known as forced perspective. This technique uses the illusion to make an object appear closer, further away, smaller or larger. In part, it is your perspective that is being used when you see these 3-D art [More]
One form of art that many of us can appreciate, although we may not be able to view it as often as we would like, has to do with perspective. It is our perspective of the art that really changes the way that we view it. When standing at the right vantage point, it appears as if a two-dimensional piece of art becomes a three-dimensional piece, and it doesn’t matter how we look at it, we are going to see it as three-dimensional. This type of perspective really changes the way that we view the world around us. It doesn’t [More]