Optical illusions can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be misleading or deceptive to our brain. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain, creating a perception that in reality does not match the real picture. Perception refers to the interpretation of what we take in through our eyes. Optical illusions occur because our brains trying to interpret what we see and make sense of the world around us. Optical illusions just fool our brains into seeing things that may or may not be real.
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Try some of these illusions and discover how it can be difficult for your brain to accurately interpret the images of your eyes. Click one of the images below to begin your exploration of optical illusions.