Sunday, 28 December 2008

Collective Deception of the Eye

By looking at the shades of black and white above, what do your eyes see?

Do you see lines waving at the middle rows?

Do you really think that the lines are straight?

Do you trust your eyes?

Our brain is a powerful machine. It tries to compute or analyze what its counterpart, the eyes, observe. It then do some processing to make sense of the images that comes from the eye inputs.

It is a very interesting tug-of-war between brain and eye.
This is human nature.
Gorgeous isn't it?

By the way, the lines are straight and not bent as seen by our eyes.


1 comment:

veryheaven said...

dear, thx for leaving your valuable comment on molly brogans post. why not follow veryheaven as a regular reader and commentor?
our mind is a very very powerful organ, and maths is wonderful :-) keep on blogging illusional stuff, it trains our brains ;-)