Brain Perception and Illusion

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One concept we have been learning about that i find interesting is the how our brain interprets what our eyes sense. When we see things, we aren't seeing the actual image, our eyes pick up light bouncing off objects and convert it to electrical signals. These signals then go to our brain which concocts an image of what it believes we were seeing. Our brain is fooled in this way all the time. An example is when you look at a painting of a landscape. The painter purposefully makes objects smaller to give them the illusion of being farther back than other objects in the painting. This simple technique almost completely tricks your brain giving the painting the illusion of having real depth. Below are some examples of different illusions that confuse your brain's perceptions of what it is seeing.

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