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July 11, 2016 AT 4:00 am

Amazing optical illusion shows you something different in the mirror #illusion

Check out this insane optical illusion from Meiji University in Japan. It’s a finalist for the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.

The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes. They look like vertical cylinders, but their sections appear to be different; in one view they appear to be rectangles, while in the other view they appear to be circles. We cannot correct our interpretations although we logically know that they come from the same objects. Even if the object is rotated in front of a viewer, it is difficult to understand the true shape of the object, and thus the illusion does not disappear.

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1 Comment

  1. Daniel O'Connor

    That looks amazing, I’d love the STL file!

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