Sunday, February 8, 2009

Rotating Illusion

This strangely realistic illusion of turning wheels is nothing I have seen before. It is from Akiyoshi Kitaoka in 2003. He wrote a scholarly paper on it. The paper talks about stepwise changes in luminance in one's peripheral vision, and this causes a "drift illusion."

!!--Check out my September 13, 2009 post for two more optical illusions.--!!