Our brains are possibly the most complex structure in evolutionary history, but at the same time it also appears to be relatively easy to confuse, especially with tricks such as Optical Illusions. Science has only recently started to work out how our brains are fooled by these. Have a look through the following 5 optical illusions and see for yourself. How many of these fool you?
1. WATCH YOUR STEP!
This probably freaked out more than a few of you. It’s a long way down – You’d certainly have second thoughts before walking into this lift/elevator.
2. TAXICAB CONFESSION
Were you aware that the taxi in the picture is actually a toy car?
3. SHADOW ILLUSION
Believe it or not, squares A and B are the same colour. Because your brain is trying to figure out the colour of the objects around you, it automatically compensates for shadows. The square marked ‘B’ is in the shadow made by the green cylinder, while the square marked ‘A’ is outside of the shadow. Neat eh!
4. COURTYARD CONUNDRUM
Is this a gigantic grassy globe or just an amazing piece of landscaping?
5. SLANTED SEESAW
This seesaw looks like it is tilted but the two boxes are actually lined up straight.