Visual Illusions, Part I

psychpost | 3/21/2012 01:00:00 AM

Visual Illusions are important to Psychologists who study Sensation and Perception because they offer insight on how visual processing occurs. Understanding how a certain illusion works help psychologists to better understand how sensation leads to perception. I have included several interesting illusions and I am planning on making a continuation of this post.

Ambiguous Pictures: Visual 'Puns' with more than one interpretation. Start with multiple meanings and try to get to one meaning. These images often appear to change between the possible interpretations, but not both at the same time. this is known as Bistable Perception.




























Puzzle Pictures: Hard to find an interpretation. Begin with no meaning and the individual tries to find a meaning.


Geometrical Illusions: Lines appear to be bent or angles are judged incorrectly. 



These are actually concentric circles.

9 responses to "Visual Illusions, Part I"

  1. Anonymous | March 21, 2012 at 1:13 AM says:

    what;s in the picture with all the dots?!??

  2. Huh, I remember a lot of these from my psych textbooks...

  3. I see pots on the first one, am I normal?..lol...some of those are quite tricky to the eye.

  4. Bistable Perception? Huh, you learn something new every day.

  5. Ah giving me a bit of headache looking at some of these.

  6. Ahhh these are soo cool but i'm getting dizzy lol

  7. I love things like this! Can't wait for part 2.

  8. Ouch my mind.

  9. agh, the circle one always gives me a touch of the dizzies

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