Geeky Goodness: How Optical Illusions Help Us Make Fair Judgment
The lesson these illusions teach is a common one, but one that is often ignored. People often jump to conclusions based on as little information as possible for the sake of expedience and convenience. However, as with man-made optical illusions, people are not always what they seem at first glance. The next time you are inclined to make an assumption about a person, consider the videos below.
Recently, 3D illusions have become a popular cultural phenomenon. Perhaps the most famous 3D illusion to date is the "Hollow Face" illusion, demonstrated below:
A permutation of the Hollow Face illusion is the Paper Dragon illusion, which uses the same concept to produce a similar visual distortion:
A similar effect is the anamorphic illusion, which makes objects on paper look three-dimensional when they are viewed head-on. However, from the side, they reveal their true nature as cleverly skewed two-dimensional shapes (there's also a cute cameo at the end):