When we look at the world around us, we see things in a very specific way. It has to do with the way that light bounces off of objects that are within our field of vision and that light enters into the retina, is converted into data and transferred to the brain. The brain then interprets the data, allowing us to see the world in vivid color. Not only that, we see the world in various shades as well. When you look at a checkerboard, you see a perfect example of different shades of color. You have alternating light squares [More]
There is something that all of us must deal with on a daily basis and, regardless of how we might try to avoid it, it is inevitable that it is part of our lives. I’m talking about the physical laws of the universe, something that affects us and we never really give it much thought. One of those natural forces is gravity, a type of phenomena that causes mass to be brought toward one another. Gravity can be felt on a universal scale, such as when galaxies are held together or even clusters of galaxies seem to be held together. [More]
Our brain reacts based on what we see. But most of the times, we only look in one perspective so we tend to be fooled by illusion. You’ll see two of them in this YouTube video prepared by Meiji University Mathematics Engineering professor Kokichi Sugihara, and was uploaded by New Scientist. For the first one, you’ll be amazed how a straight stick can pass through two squares side by side. The next one show a red ring placed behind the vertical column, but at the same time passes in front of all the four horizontal perches. Impossible motion, indeed! Don’t [More]
Art is something that has been a part of our lives for millennia and some of the art that was available thousands of years ago still fascinates people down to this day. From time to time, however, something a little different others on the scene and it quickly becomes popular. That is the case with 3-D art, which has really gained in popularity over the past century or so. Three-dimensional street art has been in existence since the late 1800s, and at that time, there were actually several hundred people in the UK making a living by drawing on the [More]
When most of us think about the human organ that is responsible for sight, we automatically think about the eyes. If you think that your vision is completely focused on your eyeballs, however, you’re absolutely wrong. As you view something, the eyeball focuses the light on the retina and then the rods and cones are affected by the light. After that takes place, then something rather amazing happens that most people fail to consider. The information that is gathered by our eyes travels along the optic nerve and enters into the brain. It is then that it is interpreted by [More]
Art may come in many different forms and for many people, it is perhaps a piece of art hanging in a gallery or a sculpture. In reality, art is in the world all around us and the talented individuals who create it are able to do so in a variety of ways. One that has become popular in recent years is 3-D street art, in which an individual draws something on the sidewalk or pavement that appears to become three-dimensional when we view it from a certain vantage point. That is what you will see in this video, but it [More]
When many of us think about hallucinations, we don’t typically think about something being pleasant. It causes us to see something that doesn’t exist and it is often associated with the effects of medication or perhaps with an illness that we would rather avoid. It is also possible to appreciate hallucinations, especially if we are able to direct them in some way or another. That is what you will experience with this unique video. In this video, you will have to look at the center of the screen and read some letters that are appearing one after the other. There [More]
When we look at the world around us, we see it in vivid color. In fact, without the color that we see, the world would really be limited to a certain extent. What you may not realize is that color might not exist in the world but what does exist is light. When the light reflects off of something in front of us, some of it reaches our eyes and, depending upon the way that it reaches them, we see it as a specific color. Did you realize that one out of every 12 males has a problem seeing color? [More]
There are many processes that take place in the human body on an ongoing basis and in most cases, we don’t even think about them. One of those is the sense of sight and we take in information from the world around us in order to give us the guidance we need to do anything from picking up a glass of water to driving an automobile. Much of it even takes place behind the scenes without even having to think about it. What many people don’t know is that the eye is an amazing organ that can take in a [More]
Your eyes work in unison with each other to give you a fairly good depiction of the world around you. Not only do they allow you to see things in a two dimensional universe, they give you a three-dimensional view and you can even see depth and distance. Since humans have two eyes that work along with each other, they have something that is known as stereo vision. This can also be manipulated in rather interesting ways. The eyes are looking at the same view but, besides they are separated, they are looking at it from a slightly different angle. [More]
When we look at celebrities, we often expect to see them in a particular light. For the most part, they tend to be attractive individuals, either because they actually are attractive or because of the magic of Hollywood and how it makes them appear to us. In either case, they tend to be easy on the eyes and that is something that we have come to expect. As you are about to see, however, things aren’t always what they appear. What if you were to take some of the most beautiful people in the world and turn them into someone [More]
Art is something that many of us can appreciate and we may even travel hundreds or perhaps even thousands of miles to visit an art museum. Hanging on the museum walls we will find many examples of what most people consider to be art but in reality, life is full of art and it shows in many different ways. One example of art is three-dimensional Street painting, which is something that is gaining in popularity and is quite amazing to see in real life. The 3-D street art that you see in this video is something that will make you [More]