Classic Optical Illusions

Exercise your mind with these amazing optical illusions.  Our eyes can fool us sometimes.

Optical Illusion 1

square a illusion
Square A is exactly the same shade of grey as square B. Don’t believe it? Look at the picture below for proof:square b illusion
Amazing, isn’t it?


Optical Illusion 2

count the black dots illusion

Try to count the black dots on the picture. Are you able to? Infact, there isn’t any black dot!


Optical Illusion 3

moving circles illusion

The two circles seem to rotate when the viewer’s head is moving back and forth while looking at the black dot.


Optical Illusion 4

Do you see the missing baby in this picture?

missing baby illusion

The branches on the left side of the image form the head and hands of the baby. The branches on the right form the feet.


Optical Illusion 5

Are the horizontal lines parallel to each other? Yes they are, even if they seem otherwise . You can use a ruler to verify.

horizontal lines illusion


Optical Illusion 6

The horizontal grey bar is the same shade throughout. Check this by covering everything except the bar.

grey shade illusion


Optical Illusion 7

color names illusion
Look at the chart above and say the COLOR of the word, not the word itself. Why is it so difficult? Because the right half of your brain is trying to say the color, while the left side of your brain is trying to say the word.


Optical Illusion 8

is it moving?

Look at this illusion for a while and it will appear to be shimmering and moving.  Also: Follow the outermost groove and watch it change from a groove to a hump as you go around the wheel.


Optical Illusion 9

Stairs, right?

stairs illusion

In this subway, a person spray painted the wall to appear as an illusion of the stairs coming out of the wall. Amazing.


Optical Illusion 10

What do you see in each picture after it is flipped… Look Closely!

bird or fish?

The picture on top shows a bird. When flipped, do you see a fish and a man on a boat?

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