24 Awesome Optical Illusions That Will Freak You Out and Make Your Brain Cry

Optical illusions are everywhere such as reflections on a store window but many times we don’t even realize it because we learn how to decipher them automatically. Optical illusions use a wide variety of things like light, patterns, colors, and a LOT of science to help trick our minds.

These 24 optical illusions are sure to amaze and confuse but each one uses a different technique and many are incredibly simplistic to recreate.

1) Stare at the black plus sign and you’ll see a green circle appear in the normally blank space.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Stare at the black plus sign and you'll see a green circle appear in the normally blank space.

 

2) The teacup keeps going, and going.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -The teacup keeps going, and going.

 

3) These squares may look the same but…

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -These squares may look the same but...

 

4) This Charlie Chaplin mask seems to turn inside out.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -This Charlie Chaplin mask seems to turn inside out.

 

5) Finding HOW to sit in this chair isn’t easy.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Finding HOW to sit in this chair isn't easy.

 

6) The tiles are all the same color.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -The tiles are all the same color.

 

7) The grey rectangle is one solid color.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -The grey rectangle is one solid color.

 

8) Keep your eye on the ball.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Keep your eye on the ball.

 

9) Amazing what creative painting can do.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Amazing what creative painting can do.

 

10) Smashing bananas.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Smashing bananas.

 

11) These yellow and blue squares are moving at the same speed.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -These yellow and blue squares are moving at the same speed.

 

12) Don’t believe me? Watch this…

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Don't believe me? Watch this...

 

13) Wow.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Wow.

 

14) I can’t stop looking at it.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -I can't stop looking at it.

 

15) No matter where you turn, this cardboard T-Rex always has his eyes on you.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -No matter where you turn, this cardboard T-Rex always has his eyes on you.

 

16) Watch this triangle continually connect itself.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Watch this triangle continually connect itself.

 

17) The orange dot is always the same size.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -The orange dot is always the same size.

18) This dancer is spinning either clockwise or counter-clockwise but changes direction if you look away slightly.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -This dancer is spinning either clockwise or counter-clockwise but changes direction if you look away slightly.

 

19) Likewise, if you stare at the train long enough, it will change direction.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Likewise, if you stare at the train long enough, it will change direction.

 

20) This man demonstrates how perspective is everything.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -This man demonstrates how perspective is everything.

 

21) No, it’s not moving. It’s a still image.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -No, it's not moving. It's a still image.

 

22) Three words: endless wiener dogs.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions -Three words: endless wiener dogs.

 

23) Even this cat doesn’t know what’s going on.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions - Even this cat doesn't know what's going on.

 

24) If you stare at the green dot, the other yellow dots will disappear.

24 Awesome Optical Illusions - If you stare at the green dot, the other yellow dots will disappear.

 

Mind. Blown.

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H/t: BuzzFeed

It’s amazing how our eyes and minds can be tricked with a good dose of science. Please share these 24 optical illusions with your friends and family.

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