Blog Post #4 Credit for Research: Visionary Illusions
As we have seen some examples of optical illusions in class, I decided to write more about them and find one for you all to see.
An optical illusion uses color and light patterns to create images that can be deceptive and misleading to our brain.
Some types of optical illusions can include:
1. Literal optical illusion: illusions that create images different from the objects that make them. An example would be this picture... can you see the face?
2. Physiological Illusion: To sum it up, the theory is that each stimuli has an individualized neural path in the early stages of visual processing. The repeated stimulation is what causes the vision in balance. An example would be this picture.. how many black dots do you see?
3. Cognitive illusion: They are commonly divided into ambiguous illusions, distorting illusions, paradox illusions, or fiction illusions. An example of a cognitive distorting illusion would be this picture..are the lines bent?
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