Peripheral Drift Illusions 4/52


I love optical illusions so I thought I would share a few of my favorite and with many people opting to take up 365 day challenges i thought i would try a 52 week challenge in which i will share with you a different Illusion every week. so if you have any you would like me to feature get in touch.

Week 4

Peripheral Drift Illusion

The peripheral drift illusion is a perception of movement in a static image; the illusion is caused by the brain's interpretation of patterns seen outside of the eye's area of focus. Certain repeated patterns of black and white and simple color patterns can elicit the illusory effect.Rotating Snakes

Rotating snakes is an optical illusion developed by Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka in 2003.[1]

At first this optical illusion picture may be hard to see, but if you begin to scan back and forth across the image you will notice that the squares in your periphery begin to rotate. As soon as your eyes stop moving, however, rotation will cease.

Below are several examples of Peripheral Drift Illusions


What are the best optical illusions you've found on the web? Do you have more amazing examples you don't see here?

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