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Optical illusions: illusioni ottiche (It), illusions d'optique (Fr), ilusiones ópticas (Sp), optische Täuschungen (Ger), ilusões de ótica (Por), gezichtsbedrog (Du), optické klamy (Cz), 错视 (Ch), 錯視 (Jap), оптические иллюзии (Ru), אשליות אופטיות (He), خداع بصري (Ar), प्रकाशिक भ्रम (Hi), oculorum fallaciae (Lat).

What you see isn’t always what you get!
  Since ancient times, humans have known that immediate perception is not a reading of physical reality. Vision is the most creative act that a human being is capable of. Seeing is depicting the world on the living canvas of our mind. As we depict well only what we really know, our mind is both the canvas and the artist. In this creative process, the eyes represent nothing other than a medium with which our mind interprets and reconstructs our near environment. Some illusions teach us to doubt and to question the many appearances of the reality - they are a kind of school of life!

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Stretch your brain and trick your mind with these brain-bending illusions
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mask theatreMask of Love: a new illusion by G. Sarcone, presented at Best Illusion of the Year Contest. starstarstarstar
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small skullCrystal Skulls: a printable thrilling geometric illusion puzzle that has defied science for centuries! starstarstar
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kinetic illusionExplore the world of Kinetic illusions: animated optic discs... Color phenomenaExperiment online with some Color phenomena
vintage optical illusionRediscover some less known old optical illusions Moiré patternsInvestigate those optic interferences called Moirés
anomalous motionDownload our free illusory motion pattern (gif) Moon illusionLearn why the Moon appears larger near the horizont
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arrow Create a baffling perception vanish puzzle starstarstar arrow Perform the famous Ishihara Color test starstarstar
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arrow Observe the influence of shadow on Depth perception arrow Boost your visual creativity by solving Droodles
arrow Enjoy doing these deceptive online visual experiments! arrow Explore another way of looking at things
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A great selection of puzzling optical illusion books that will trick your eyes and entertain your mind for hours.
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Meet G. Sarcone, the author of Archimedes Lab, on his website dedicated expressely for publishers & content acquirers seeking original publishing and editorial projects.
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