Kinetic Optical Illusions
Optical Illusion Links
Ambiguous Illusions — Part of the Sandlot Science Site, this page provides links to many illusions (some requiring Java). Check out the Mystic Wheel!
Brain Den Optical Illusions — A collection of optical illusions: face illusions, impossible objects, disappearing effects, afterimages, color illusions, video illusions, and more.
Cafe Wall Illusion — A wonderful, even dramatic illusion brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires Shockwave.
Can Stock Photo. Optical illusions at Can Stock Photo.
Changing Illusions — Six great illusions brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires Shockwave.
Depth Spinner — A great illusion brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires Shockwave.
Eye Magic — Features optical illusions along with explanations of how they work.
IllusionWorks — This site features plenty of illusions from ambiguous illustions to impossible objects to distorted figures. Lots of things to amaze you.
Mindbluff Optical Illusions — Features illusions, brain teasers, mind puzzles, and logic tests.
Necker Cube — An animated Necker Cube (uses Java). When a stick cube is drawn in two dimensions, it can be perceived as a three dimensional cube from two different perspectives. The animated cube makes it more obvious.
Optical Science Center & Museum, 214 N Main Street, Hannibal MO 63401; 573-221-2020. Features a history of optics and glasses. Also a number of optical illusions.
Pinwheel Illusion — A great whirling spiral illusion (uses Java).
Pulfrich Illusion — A great moving illusion -- in and out, in and out. (uses Java).
Rob's Paraboxes — Features designs based on the impossible cube. Also features paradoxical poems and surreal designs. More to come.
Sand Lot Science — Features many illusions, including distortions, ambiguous figures, impossible figures, and more. Great stuff.
Sliding Gray Scale — Grays look different with different surroundings. An illusion brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires Shockwave.
Squirming Palm — A great spiral illusion brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires Shockwave.
Trapezoidal Window — The Ames Window Illusion brought to you by the Exploratorium. Requires QuickTime VR.
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