Visual Illusion Videos

Cool Stuff:

And right now, I'm doing some stuff with motion aftereffects, so I've been looking for them all over. This one rocks (it's even better if you watch it in full screen mode):

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In yesterday's post on afterimages and aftereffects, I mentioned that demonstrations of neural adaptation for a particular feature (in the post, I used the examples of color and motion) is generally taken as evidence of the existence of specific neurons or groups of neurons that detect/process that…
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In honor of the announcement of the Best Visual Illusion of the Year (via Steve), I thought I'd revive the old cool visual illusion series. I may post about this year's winner, the leaning tower illusion, in the future, but I just now read the paper, so I have some work to do first. Instead, I'm…

I'm still seeing the damn Union Jack.

Really cool videos, especially the wobbling effect and the Union Jack. The first video, however, should have slowed down a bit at some parts.

Also, WTF about the Moebius strip? It is cool and all, but it is not an optical illusion nor an impossible object -it certainly can exist in three-dimensional reality. The Klein bottle would have been more appropriate.