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Perception Puzzles

I am a bibliophile who loves to read about new concepts and ideas. The next step almost always involves testing them out in real life.

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Time For Some Brain Teasers!

Our mind sometimes refuses to believe the things it sees. The result - a whole lot of confusion! We are all well aware of how viral the 'White and Gold' or 'Blue and Black' dress went. There are many other similar optical (even auditory) illusions. I, for one, had a difficult time believing what I saw (for a short while) after the dress illusion came up.

Want to confuse your brain a little? Ok, maybe not a little. Try looking at these puzzles below and you'll surely know what I am talking about.

Have fun!

Perception Puzzles

     Is the colour on the upper part of the X and the lower part of the X - same ?               Apparently, they are!

Is the colour on the upper part of the X and the lower part of the X - same ? Apparently, they are!

These lines are actually parallel to each other! Difficult to believe right ? It's called the Zllner illusion.

These lines are actually parallel to each other! Difficult to believe right ? It's called the Zllner illusion.

Nope nope! No gray spots at all at the corners of the squares!

Nope nope! No gray spots at all at the corners of the squares!

How can you get to B from A ? Yes - in two ways! Either use the stairs or use the plane path. Is this possible in real life ?

How can you get to B from A ? Yes - in two ways! Either use the stairs or use the plane path. Is this possible in real life ?

These rows of squares are also parallel to each other but the zig zag lines make you think otherwise!

These rows of squares are also parallel to each other but the zig zag lines make you think otherwise!

No, the image is not moving! Seriously!

No, the image is not moving! Seriously!

The circles look distorted because of the black and white patterns on them!

The circles look distorted because of the black and white patterns on them!

The leaning tower of Pisa on the right seems to lean more towards the right. But the truth is -- both the images are identical!

The leaning tower of Pisa on the right seems to lean more towards the right. But the truth is -- both the images are identical!

Try to read out aloud the color of each word. Quite difficult huh?

Try to read out aloud the color of each word. Quite difficult huh?

Talking About Optical Illusions

Bonus Optical Illusions

The ever famous 'All Is Vanity' optical illusion. Do you see a woman looking into a mirror or a skull?

The ever famous 'All Is Vanity' optical illusion. Do you see a woman looking into a mirror or a skull?

Can you spot 10 faces?

Can you spot 10 faces?

Which Way Is She Spinning? Left, Right or Both. Answer Is Below.

Another Similar One

Answer Key:

The correct answer to the first video is 'Right'.

McGurk Effect - An Auditory Illusion

What we see sometimes overrides what we hear, i.e. we can interpret signals incorrectly even if our senses are working normally. This is an excellent example of an auditory illusion.

Comments

roger on April 30, 2012:

not possible the stairs are at the same level obvious

sameer on February 17, 2012:

wowww

rajesh on November 26, 2011:

I enjoyed all these in my childhood.......:-))

Raymond D Choiniere from USA on March 20, 2011:

This is not the first time that I've seen things like that and believe it or not, I was able to distinguish what you were saying. Even the one that appears to be moving but isn't actually moving. LOL! :) This is a pretty cool hub. Thank you for sharing. :)

B on February 12, 2011:

How come the circle does not move like it's suppose to

Hannah on July 06, 2010:

Wow!! the one about the moving one is soooooo cool but if u focus on one it wont move but it looks like all the other ones are!!!111

Nyesha on April 12, 2010:

YOOO -- The Onee Aboutt The Ciircles Moviinqq iis CRAZYY!!

ii Culd OF Sworn They Were Moviinn

How The Hell Do Ppl iinvent These Thiinqqss ??

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