Sarcone's visual illusions By far the greatest illusion is reliance upon one’s own view of reality as the only reality -- G. Sarcone

Illusion of the Month #18: Dec 2011 · Jan 2012
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Letter IIn this page you can test your visual ability with interactive optical illusion challenges. Each month, we will post new puzzling illusions to solve and/or to comtemplate: ambiguous and completion figures, impossible figures, hidden objects, illusions involving colors, geometric illusions, illusory moving patterns, verbal illusions and paradoxes. All these illusions were adapted/designed by the authors with the aim of allowing the visitor/reader to:
discover how we perceive things,
test and enhance the power of observation and critical thinking skills,
improve mental flexibility,
have fun being deceived by puzzling visual challenges.
 

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montlhly illusion
Look at the three spiral labyrinths A, B, and C (see fig. above). Though they might appear the same, they present some fundamental differences. Which ant scuttling through its respective maze will finally reach the sugar cubes?


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Drawing Optical Illusions
by G. Sarcone & M.-J. Waeber
In this just-released book we reveal our secrets on how to design and CREATE perfect and impressive optical illusions.

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Magnetic Tunnel Watch
by G. Sarcone
The color fields of the magnetic rosette printed on the dial seem to vibrate and to move forwards like you were in a warp tunnel!

Etrange Univers des Illusions d'Optique

L'Etrange Univers des Illusions d'Optique
by G. Sarcone & M.-J. Waeber
La réalité est visiblement incroyable ! Plongez dans un monde fascinant où tout n'est qu'illusion !
Les images clignotent, se déforment, tournent. Attrapez le vertige en restant immobile ! Un sujet qui fascine tous les publics, de 7 à 77 ans. Une mise en scène extraordinaire et des images à couper le souffle !


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tagsVisual test: maze, labyrinth, path illusion, Marvin L. Minsky, Seymour A. Papert.

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