Optical Illusions

Spinning Dancer


Played 7265 Times
Here's an optical illusion of a girl spinning. Some people will see the girl spinning clockwise. While some will see it naturally spinning counter-clockwise. See if you can get the girl to spin the opposite direction. It's very difficult! Try by covering all of the girl except a small portion of her legs with your hands, and then try your hardest to envision her spinning the other direction. The illusion has nothing to do with right brain or left brain thinking although you may hear otherwise

Checker Board


Played 12138 Times
Square A and B are actually the same color and shade! Proof: No one really believes this when they first see it. Try cut and pasting it in paint.and then playing around with it. Try printing it off and folding/cutting the pages together. Explanation: There are several things that make this illusion work. First you need to understand that our eyes didn't evolve to differentiate between different shades but rather our eyes evolved to try identify objects by picking out their true colors. This illusion isn't an example of a failure of visual perception but is successful proof of unconscious changes our brain makes to our visual perception. What makes this work? Because of the familiar checkerboard pattern our brain expects the colors to interchange evenly. Our eyes pick up on the shadow the cylinder is making an adjust the color of the square to be lighter than it actually is. The contrast of the letters A and B makes the squares seem lighter and darker than they actually are. The contrast of the dark squares and the light squares beside each square makes the squares seem lighter and darker than they actually are.

Slanted Lines


Played 9096 Times
The grey lines are actually straight lines.

Appearing Black Dots


Played 5892 Times
Famous Optical Illusions of appearing black dots Look away from the white dots and black ones appear. Stare directly at the white dots and they remain white.

Appearing green dots


Played 2804 Times
Stare at the cross in the middle and be amazed by appearing green dots.

Moving dots


Played 6251 Times
The dots appear to be moving, but the picture is actually a still image.

Chess Colour


Played 2161 Times
Amazingly the chess pieces on the top and the bottom are the same colour. Only the background is different.

1 Box 1 Colour


Played 2405 Times
The top half of the box and the bottom half of the box are the same colour. Still don't believe us. Cut and and paste the image into paint and see for yourself.

Doggy see doggy do


Played 2391 Times
The 2 dogs are the same colour. Only the background is different.

2 Green line


Played 2337 Times
The two green lines are the same length. Simply 3d perspective fools our eyes.

Horse or frog


Played 3263 Times
Can you see the horse, or the frog? Or both?

Table Sizes


Played 2254 Times
The two tables are actually identical sizes. I couldn't believe it either until I cut the two out in paint and measured it myself.

Old Lady Young Lady


Played 3630 Times
Can you see both the young lady and the old lady?