MIND BLOWING OPTICAL ILLUSIONS

Our brains are possibly the most complex structure in evolutionary history, but at the same time it also appears to be relatively easy to confuse, especially with tricks such as Optical Illusions. Science has only recently started to work out how our brains are fooled by these. Have a look through the following 5 optical illusions and see for yourself. How many of these fool you?

1. WATCH YOUR STEP!

watch your step

This probably freaked out more than a few of you. It’s a long way down – You’d certainly have second thoughts before walking into this lift/elevator.

2. TAXICAB CONFESSION

taxi

Were you aware that the taxi in the picture is actually a toy car?

3. SHADOW ILLUSION

shadow illusion

Believe it or not, squares A and B are the same colour. Because your brain is trying to figure out the colour of the objects around you, it automatically compensates for shadows. The square marked ‘B’ is in the shadow made by the green cylinder, while the square marked ‘A’ is outside of the shadow. Neat eh!

4. COURTYARD CONUNDRUM

courtyard illusion

Is this a gigantic grassy globe or just an amazing piece of landscaping?

5. SLANTED SEESAW

seesaw illusion

This seesaw looks like it is tilted but the two boxes are actually lined up straight.