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How Do Optical Illusions Work?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. It takes about one-tenth of a second for your brain to interpret information from your eyes. 00:43

  2. The Hering Illusion fools the brain into thinking that two straight lines are curved. 01:18

  3. The sequence of light parts, dark parts, and colors in the rotating snakes illusion tricks the motion-sensitive neurons in the brain. 02:32