It’s amazing how our brain works. Some of the best optical illusions which are simple shapes and designs can appear to take on a life of their own. Our brain makes static circles begin to spin or lines begin to shift yet the image remains the same.
When YouTuber Ryan Kotzin shows the infamous ‘Rotating Snakes’ optical illusion to his cat, the cat’s reaction is hilarious! After staring at the image for a few seconds, the cat begins to notice the illusion take effect as he/she tries to catch them.
Watch this cat mesmerized by the ‘Rotating Snakes’ optical illusion…
This cat probably can’t comprehend what wizardry was just placed in front of him and it’s hilarious. The image was designed by Kitaoka Akiyoshi in 2003 and it works on the principle of ‘peripheral drift illusion’ or PDI. As your eyes being to focus on some of the circles, the other circles that your eyes are not focused on can appear to be rotating. It’s actually a fairly new discovery and was first described by Prof. Jocelyn Faubert and Andrew Herbert in 1999.
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