Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Can the eyes deceive? Definitely! Want to check? Here are 11 photos that will have you exclaiming: “Wow, how is this possible!”.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

“Children’s spontaneity”. Photo by Shenghua.

No, this is not a new delivery service. It’s just an inflatable baby.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

“While everyone is losing it”. Photo by David Barrett.

Please check your head. Is it really on your neck? 🙂

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photo by Adrian Jaszczak.

This is where the legs really grow from the ears.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photo by Graham Guy.

– Have you seen what I can do? Learn, son!

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

“I am not a shadow, I am a puppet”. Photo by Ernest Fernandez Garrido.

In our opinion, the photo should have been named something else: “I’m salting people. Quality is guaranteed”.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Image author: Frederick Lim Kung Wei.

This man doesn’t move fast enough. I’ll give him a boost! 🙂

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photo taken by Vladimir Pesnya.

When everything goes upside down and from head to foot.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photo by Ebrahim Bakhtari Bonab.

If you saw something other than the desert in this picture, that’s your problem.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photo taken by Monica Stuurop.

It is widely believed that women’s ankles are very attractive to men.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

Photographer: Alla Sokolova.

Asphalt disease can be scarier than shattered asphalt.

Wow, how is this possible! 11 photos showing how your brain is tricking you

“Travel around the world”. Photo by Oleg.

It is unclear what the author of this image wanted to say here. If this is a stowaway traveller, the plane is clearly for not her size. If it’s a female-“godzilla”, then we feel sorry for all the passengers on that flight.

Visual illusions and visual deception: why is it possible?

Above you have seen a selection of photos showing how your brain is tricking you. But how does it happen? Scientists call it the visual deception or optical illusion effect.

There are many types of visual illusions. Scientists have classified them according to different characteristics:

  • the perception of the size of objects;
  • the perception of colours;
  • the perception of size of the background, apparent objects, movement, depth.

This also includes conditions created by nature. Let us briefly consider the most famous and interesting of all:

  • There are optical illusions that nature has created. A well-known example is a mirage in the desert;
  • A person, in turn, can also create imaginary phenomena and objects through visual effects, such as floating in the air (levitation):
  • The illusion of colour perception is one of the best known, which arises from the special structure of the retina;
  • The effect of false perception of size is due to the fact that vision quite often misjudges geometric dimensions. One study has shown that our eye can make a 25% error in its measurements because its judgement is strongly influenced by the nature of the background of these images.

There have been cases where there are several scientific explanations for a single phenomenon. This shows that there is still a great deal unexplored and mysterious in this field, despite many years of research.


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