Some visual patterns seem to "hack" our brains, causing us to perceive shapes or images that aren't really there. It's always mindblowing when the illusion is revealed and you find out that, for example, the lines are actually straight or that the dots never disappeared. But a newly described illusion goes beyond a trick of the eyes. It actually makes your brain make up facts about things it's already seen. This is the Rabbit Illusion.
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Related: How Your Brain Processes Optical Illusions
Written by Reuben Westmaas October 31, 2018
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