Optical Illusions: You Can't Believe Your Eyes
Published on Monday, January 20, 2014 - 9:31am
Looking at the picture to the left, which man is taller? Would you believe they are all the same size? That is because this picture is an optical illusion. Pictures like this one mislead our brains into seeing something different from what really exists.
With other illusions, one person may see one thing in a picture while someone else sees something completely different in the same picture. For example, take a look at the picture to the right. What do you see? An old woman? A young lady? Both? These illusions are pretty cool; aren’t they?
Come discover more about optical illusions and how your brain can play tricks on you.
In this hands-on STEAM program, children—ages 6-12—will also experiment making their own optical illusions.
Join us on Jan. 31 at 4 p.m.
Want to have more fun? Check out these books.
- Now You See It, Now You Don't by Seymour Simon
- Optical Illusion Experiments by Michael A. Dispezio
- Optical Illusions by Keith Kay
- Picture Puzzler by Kathleen Westray
- Simple Optical Illusion Experiments with Everyday Materials by Michael A. DiSpezio
- Super Visions: Impossible Optical Illusions by Al Secke
- Walter Wick’s Optical Tricks by Walter Wick