Illusions

The organizational mechanisms of vision are best demonstrated by illusions. Illusions illustrate that perception is a creative construction that the brain makes in interpreting visual data …. Learning does not prevent us from being taken in by these illusions.
~ Eric Kandel

We do not see the world as it really is; perception is always biased by the perceiver’s motivational state. Individuals with Mood Disorders and Addictive Disorders are continually taken in by this Soul Illusion and so continue to act counter to their interests. The images below – while limited to the visual modality – illustrate that perception is an active construction of the mind rather than a valid representation of objective reality.

Escher “figure-ground” illusion

Escher Figure optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Celestial Bodies

Art by: Octavio Ocampo

optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Can you find nine figures embedded in the image?

9 figures optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Embedded Dali

Dali optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

There seems to be a white triangle in the center.

white triangle optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Absents of the Mermaid

Art by: Octavio Ocampo
absents of mermaid optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Our Bread

Art by: Octavio Ocampo

our bread optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

art illusion optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Impossible perspectives

perspectives optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

high low perspective optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Young girl ⁄ Old woman Illusion

young girl old woman optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Eye Examination chart

eye chart optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

shades of gray optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Phantom Dots Illusion

phantom dots optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Identical Table Tops

table tops optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Chalk Drawing

chalk drawing optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Phantom Expansion

expansion image optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Impossible Figures

impossible figures optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

picture of nut optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

trident optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

columns optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

triangle optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Necker cubes

two cubes optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Eye Examination chart

whichway blocks optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

M. C. Escher: Day and Night

escher image optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

The red boxes are identical

shades of red optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Man or woman

pipe image optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Face or Vase

vase or face optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Phantom Movement

 

The diagonal lines are straight

squares optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

Figures & Backgrounds

optical illusion from Austin Psychologists PsychARTS

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The figures are identical

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Stare at the image for 30 seconds then look at ground.

image of Jesus

M. C. Escher: Waterfall

waterfall image

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