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Mind-Bending Optical Illusions
Our brains love to play tricks on us. So with the right colors, shapes, and patterns we're easily tricked into seeing things that aren't there. 
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Optical_Illusions

Where do the stairs lead?

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Black or white?

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Believe it or not, the orange circles are the same size!

 

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A great illusion of depth. 

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Optical Illusions

Make it stop moving!

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Keep your eye on that center and watch the disappearing act!

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Can you make these circles stop pulsing? 

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The illusion of motion easily created through a repeating pattern.

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What's going on here? 

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Can you make the bars stop sliding? 

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What makes these circles rotate?

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Optical Illusions

The most mind-bending illusion of them all. 

If you like these images, you'll find tons of other fun games, slideshows, and illusions at Unreality Magazine's Web site, www.unrealitymag.com.

Mind-Bending Optical Illusions

Our brains love to play tricks on us. So with the right colors, shapes, and patterns we're easily tricked into seeing things that aren't there. 

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