These are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma. More…
illusion : something that deceives or misleads intellectually — Webster
Illusion is a distortion of the senses, revealing how the brain normally organizes and interprets sensory stimulation. Though illusions distort reality, they are generally shared by most people. Illusions may occur with any of the human senses, but visual illusions (optical illusions) are the best-known and understood. The emphasis on visual illusions occurs because vision often dominates the other senses. For example, individuals watching a ventriloquist will perceive the voice is coming from the dummy since they are able to see the dummy mouth the words. Some illusions are based on general assumptions the brain makes during perception. These assumptions are made using organizational principles (e.g., Gestalt theory), an individual’s capacity for depth perception and motion perception, and perceptual constancy. Other illusions occur because of biological sensory structures within the human body or conditions outside the body within one’s physical environment.
The term illusion refers to a specific form of sensory distortion. Unlike a hallucination, which is a distortion in the absence of a stimulus, an illusion describes a misinterpretation of a true sensation. For example, hearing voices regardless of the environment would be a hallucination, whereas hearing voices in the sound of running water (or other auditory source) would be an illusion.
Mimes are known for a repertoire of illusions that are created by physical means. The mime artist creates an illusion of acting upon or being acted upon by an unseen object. These illusions exploit the audience’s assumptions about the physical world. Well-known examples include “walls”, “climbing stairs”, “leaning”, “descending ladders”, and “pulling and pushing”. — Wikipedia
Mighty Optical Illusions Biggest Optical Illusions blog. Dedicated to visual phenomena and real life illusions. Daily updated.
Pierre Delavie Monumental Urban Lie
by admin on November 21, 2017 at 4:27 pm
Paris’ Conciergerie used to be a prison. However, due to severe floods and climate change, the integrity of the building is compromised. Pierre Delavie, artist… The post Pierre Delavie Monumental Urban Lie appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions. […]
by admin on November 20, 2017 at 5:03 pm
Johnny Clasper is a bricklayer apprentice. He abandoned it to become a professional landscaper utilizing his gift of artistry and illusions. Johnny can turn ordinary… The post Bricklaying Illusions appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions. […]
Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors Exhibit
by admin on November 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm
March 3, 2018. Put this date on your calendars. Toronto, Canada will be revealing a dazzling “Infinity Mirror exhibit by artist Yayoi Kusama. The Art Gallery of… The post Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrors Exhibit appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions. […]
Naked and Invisible Illusion
by admin on November 17, 2017 at 6:54 pm
Artist and two-time world champion of body painting, Carolyn Roper is a master at her craft. She camouflages people in public places. Her artwork is so impeccable, the… The post Naked and Invisible Illusion appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions. […]
This Paintball Session Is Something Tricky
by admin on November 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm
Has anybody been to an outdoor paintball facility before? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it. My buddy brought me up on this hobby and… The post This Paintball Session Is Something Tricky appeared first on Mighty Optical Illusions. […]