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                                                   Optical Illusion

An optical illusion is also known as a visual illusion. It shows images that are somewhat different from the existing reality. It is a way of tricking the brain to see something that actually does not exist in reality like seeing curved line when they are actually straight or movement in an object when it is standing still. It all works on the properties of the visual areas of the human brain as they receive and process information. Each and everything entering our senses gets interpreted through the brain.

Quick Facts: –

  • One good example of optical illusion is floaters. They are small specks or shadowy shapes seem to float in your field of vision.
  • In other words, an illusion can be defined as a mismatch between the immediate visual impression and actual properties of the thing that we see.
  • Human brain always expects certain things so this is the reason why it puts images together.
  • Birds and some species of mammals get tricked by illusion in the same way as human beings get.
  • Our sense of equilibrium is located in the inner ear but it works very closely with our visual world.
  • Optical illusions date back to the 5th It was the time when this topic was one among the unsolved mysteries of world.
  • These illusions can use color, light and patterns in order to create images that mislead our brains.
  • Cognitive illusions are the result of unconscious interference. This is when the brain makes wrong decisions.


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