It is possible to deceive our eyes, but not our consciousness. That is why psychologists use the popular method of visual tests: this approach helps to reveal a person's identity. Our test does not pretend to be serious and professional, but it will still be able to tell you something about you.
When we pick up a razor for the first time, we often hear from our elders that after shaving, hair begins to grow faster. But is the folk sign true?
This cool and at the same time simple optical illusion has been 14 years old, and it still stupefies even those who have seen it many times. Moreover, it is unlike anything else, as it causes ambiguous stimuli in the brain with more than one interpretation. Damn magic! So, take a close, very close look at the image. How many circles do you see in the image? Do you see them here at all?!
Jack is a photographer. His hobby for many years has been shooting the Northern lights — a beautiful atmospheric phenomenon often observed in the polar and circumpolar latitudes.
Scientists compared the activity of macaque and human neurons and found out that in fact our brain is able to distinguish illusion from real movement - however, no one knows exactly how.
Our mind is so accustomed to the world in which we live that we often judge things or phenomena we have seen based on our past experience. One of the most striking confirmations of this assumption is the Muller–Laier illusion.