Streams

Best Visual Illusions Of 2014

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The 2014 winners of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest were announced this past Sunday. Hosted yearly since 2005 by the Neural Correlate Society, the contest celebrates "the ingenuity and creativity of the world's premier visual illusion research community."

Visual illusions aren't just cool — they can also help us understand how our visual system works. So prepare to be amazed, but also to learn, as you peruse this year's finalists and winners, including Christopher Blair, Gideon Caplovitz, and Ryan Mruczek's first-place winning "Dynamic Ebbinghaus," in which a central circle only appears to change in size as the circles around it change in size and location:


You can keep up with more of what Tania Lombrozo is thinking on Twitter: @TaniaLombrozo

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

Source: NPR

Tags:

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.