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How on Earth Do These Optical Illusions Work?!


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Kokichi Sugihara, a world-recognized expert on crafting optical illusions, has really outdone himself.

My best guess is that the camera is angled precisely to create inaccurate impressions from both the viewer's perspective as well as the mirror reflection. When the hands turn the forms, they briefly take on strange shapes that don't jibe with the previous impressions

Sugihara quite rightly won second place at the Best Illusion of the Year competition this year with these odd cylinders.

-via Nerdcore


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That can't be the explanation, because this isn't a "magic" competition - it's an optical illusion competition, so sleight-of-hand etc is forbidden. Entrants in this competition rely only on the neurophysiology of vision to generate the illusions.
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