Your One-Stop Optical Illusion Coffee Shop

Optical illusions are puzzles for the eye, inspired bits of visual trickery that can fool you into thinking near is far, big is small, or two dimensions are really three. We’ve explored various optical illusions in the past, but never … Continue reading

The art (and science) of optical illusions

Visual trickery plays an important role in puzzles. It can be the clever rebus that challenges you to find the words each image represents, or a visual brain teaser that forces you to think outside the box. But nowhere in … Continue reading

Follow-Up Friday: Optical Illusion edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday! By this time, you know the drill. Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and bring the PuzzleNation audience up to speed on all things puzzly. And today, I’d … Continue reading

It’s Follow-Up Friday: Optical Illusion edition!

Welcome to Follow-Up Friday! For those new to PuzzleNation Blog, Follow-Up Friday is a chance for us to revisit the subjects of previous posts and update the PuzzleNation audience on how these projects are doing and what these people have … Continue reading

Optical illusions: playing with your perspective

Optical illusions are a delight. Puzzles for the eye, they play with our expectations, our deductive abilities, our biological blindspots, and our ability to process light, shadow, motion, and perspective. We’ve featured optical illusions several times before, from the large-scale … Continue reading

The Curvature Blindness Illusion Strikes!

Optical illusions are puzzles for the eye. They reveal how different combinations of images — light and shadow, shape and density, foreground and background — can trick viewers into seeing something unexpected. And we are still discovering new illusions that … Continue reading