Watch this video but get ready to hit pause at the 11-second mark, so the secret isn't revealed before you savor the apparent magic of a chessboard queen that appears only in a mirror reflection of a chessboard. What's more, the queen seems to move of its own volition. How is it done? Press play, and the secret is revealed. The way it's done is clever, but I was disappointed sorcery wasn't involved.
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Master optical illusionist Akiyoshi Kitaoka tweeted this mindbending motion illusion below: Kitaoka is a professor of psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Osaka, Japan. His research focuses on visual perception and fortunately for us, he shares numerous examples of "anomalous motion illusions" and other optical curiosities on his website. front page illustrative thumbnail image: canbedone/Shutterstock READ THE REST
This grid of green lines in the Twitter embed below looks wavy, but if you move your eyes along any one of the lines, you will discover that it's straight. If you want to play around with the parameters that make up the image, visit Michael Bach's website. READ THE REST
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