Here are a few neat optical illusions.
1. Multi-colored X?
(via Grand Illusions)
It appears that the X is two different colors, but it's actually made using just one shade of pink.
2. Is this a circle?
It is indeed.
3. Some classic illusions embedded in an animated video:
Hope you enjoyed these!
[Mainly this is to distract you from the fact that there is no Casual Friday post today. There was a billing problem with our survey provider. I fully expect Casual Fridays to be back next week]
It's a little disappointing that this fine site follows the general trend in illusions to follow the crowd and neglect source and background -- at least the original names could be given. The first is a variation of the Munker-White illusion, the second belongs to the angular illusion class (Hering, Orbison or Wundt illusion)... Having vented, chagrin is gone, thank's for listeningÂ ;-), best, Michael.
That "Multi-colored X" reminds me of this same-color illusion from Edward H. Adelson at MIT. I literally didn't believe that one when I first saw it. Had to cover up various parts of the screen before I conceded the two areas in question are the same shade. Amazing.