Term Paper: Optical Illusions

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Optical Illusions are one of the most practical ways to learn about vision and perception. Various types of optical illusions illustrate some of the different aspects of vision perception. Furthermore, some of the exercises on the Exploratorium website are not actually illusions but really just tools for teaching about color perception such as the Mix and Match exercise, in which the viewer can learn the difference between mixing colors in print and mixing colored light.

Exercises like "Shimmer," "Depth Spinner," and "Squirming Palm" are similar in that they show how the eye and brain deal with motion. I noted that some of these exercises were actually difficult to do; the effect was not immediately apparent to me. Some of the more traditional optical illusions are exhibited on the Postcard page, where exercises like the old and young woman can show how the eye can be trained to detect various patterns. The "words and colors" exercise also shows how the eye and the… [END OF PREVIEW]

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