When Your Eyes Play Tricks: How Many Matchsticks Do You See?
May 24, 2019
Do you know that optical illusions are actually supposed to be called 'visual illusions'? That is what scientists say.
They also say that calling them optical illusions indicates that there is something wrong with your eyes when, in truth, the illusions you see are a result of how your brain interprets an image.
Hence, visual illusion is a more appropriate term.
They also say that these illusions are actually just distortions of the actual properties of an object. This then makes you wonder if you are really seeing what you think you are seeing.