11 Optical Illusions That Will Make Your Brain Hurt


  1. Stare at the center cross and the blinking dots turn green. Hint: the dots don’t actually turn green.

 

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  1. Which way is the train going? Try blinking or refocusing your eyes to get the train change direction.

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  1. Focus on the blinking green dot and eventually the yellow dots will completely disappear. It’s a-706concept called motion induced blindness where fixed objects fade and then disappear from our vision.

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  1. These circles are not moving or animated at all, but the human brain makes them seem like they are.

 

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  1. Again, no animation here. Just magic.

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  1. And again...

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  1. This slowly shrinking glow that’s not really shrinking is actually sort of calming to watch.

 

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  1. There are 12 black dots in the image, but your brain won’t let you see them all at once.

 

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  1. A variation of what is popularly known as the Hermann grid illusion. This time there actually aren’t any black dots at all, but our brain invents them as a result of how we perceive contrast.

 

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  1. The diagonal lines appear to have two bending points, but are actually completely straight.

 

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  1. Stare at the center dot in this GIF for 30 seconds or so and then look at the picture below of Vincent Van Goh’s The Starry Night. Pure. Witchcraft.

 

 

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Does your brain hurt now? If so, it might be time to light one up, and we got you covered.

 

 


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