Mind-blowing optical illusions confuse the internet – including this depiction of seemingly oblique lines that are actually PARALLEL
- Brainden collected popular optical illusions that have confused the internet
- Entertainment site shared images made from lines that misunderstand the brain
- Explains how the eye’s tricks work to fool the brain
A stunning new collection of optical illusions teaches the Internet not to take things at first sight because they are deliberately designed to deceive the brain.
American entertainment site Braind, has completed a selection of the most popular line illusions in a gallery.
Beneath the enchanting optical illusions is a pattern of lines that fool the eyes by seeing squares and rectangles – so what do you see?
ARE THESE LINES PARALLEL?
The Zollner illusion (photo) was invented by Johann Karl Friedrich Zollner, from Germany. The lines are actually parallel, but the brain teaser uses the angle of the short lines to create the impression that one end of the longer lines is closer to us than the other end
ARE THESE SQUARES PERFECT OR IMPERFECT?
Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Japan developed this illusion that makes regular squares look shaky
DO YOU SEE SQUARES OR RECTANGLES?
Do you see some squares or rectangles? This is nothing more than a set of rules going in all directions, but the way our mind interprets these rules is completely different!
A PERFECT Grid, or sloping surfaces?
Another version of Akiyoshi’s illusion of regular squares (shown) makes the squares look as if they bend towards the center