How Optical Illusions Trick Your Brain [5:18]


This great video shows a number of optical illusions, and explores why our brains have such a difficult time processing what it is we’re looking at.  This includes why we evolved some of the short cuts to perception that we have.

Discussion Questions

  • What other optical illusions can you think of?
  • What are some of the reasons our brains add so much to what our eyes take in?

Keywords: optical illusions, brain, perception,


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