Is the water running up or
Are the people walking up
or down the stairs? (Escher)
What do you
see?....a bunch of raised dots or raised and lowered dots?
Are the lines
parallel - of course they are!
Do you think the
lines are horizontal?
The black squares are irregularly positioned and so this
causes our whole perception of the image to be distorted
Use a ruler to confirm that lines are horizontal and that your eyes have
More lines of
||Q) which line is longer?
A) They are both the
Look at the bent square....
it's not actually bent, the lines are straight!
horizontal line is longer?
...they are both the same length!
A Bird in the Bush
When you first read this, what does it say? - A Bird
In The Bush? If you read this more carefully you will find that it says
A Bird In The The Bush!
If you caught
it the first time, good for you, but I bet you you did not catch it this
Look at the chart below and say the
COLOUR of the word, not the word itself
LEFT: RIGHT CONFLICT
Why is it so difficult?
right half of your brain is trying to say the colour,
while the left side of your brain is trying to say the word!
Where does the hole
the first picture, the four shapes are moved around, but in the second
picture, the shapes are exactly the same as those used in the first
picture, so where does the hole come from?
the shapes on graph paper, cutting them out and fitting them together.
Does it make it any easier to understand?
Triangle laying flat or standing on one edge?
Where does this
triangle end or does it end??
you see some squares or rectangles? , this is nothing more than lines
going in every direction but the way our mind interprets these lines is
9 People...can you
find them all?
IS THIS IMAGE UPSIDE DOWN?
PRINT THIS IMAGE AND THEN EXPERIMENT BY ROTATING YOUR PAPER. THE
WORDS READ THE SAME BOTH WAYS UP. MANY WORDS CAN BE REPRESENTED
IN THIS WAY. PRACTICE WITH THE WORD PUZZLED. THE MAGAZINE “OMNI”
PUBLISHES THESE WORDS WHICH THEY CALL AMBIGRAMS. WHEN VIEWED
UPSIDE DOWN OR FROM ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE THE WORDS EITHER CHANGE
THEIR MEANING OR REMAIN THE SAME.