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Illusion of Movement

These images give the illusion of movement. The images of circular patterns appear to rotate while the images of square patterns tend to bend or warp. It all comes from the mind, trying to interpret what the eye sees. Images can be enlarged by clicking on it.

the bulge The Bulge

The figure appears to bulge out, even though all the squares in the figure are equal and parts of the figure appear to move

expanding circles illusion Expanding Circles Illusion

Circles appear to expand.

distorted squares Distorted Squares

Squares appear to be distorted and the whole figure appears to wave

space warp Space Warp

The surrounding area appears to rotate clockwise.

spiral and drift illusions Spiral And Drift Illusions

circles appear to rotate (peripheral drift illusion). Gray concentric circles appear to be a spiral (spiral illusion).

expanding squares Expanding Squares

squares appear to expand. These figures consist of squares or rectangles.

concentric movement Concentric Movement

Round objects appear to move around the squares slowly.

circular motion Circular Motion

Rings of circles appear to rotate.

circular motion illusion Circular Motion Illusion

Circles appear to rotate simultaneously.

crazy eyes Crazy Eyes

The circles mimicking the eyes of a chameleon appear to rotate.

vertical distortion and illusion Vertical Distortion And Illusion

Although the blocks are aligned vertically, the figure appears to show curves.

tilting squares of illusion Tilting Squares Of Illusion

The checkerboard is vertical or horizontal but appears to tilt. Parts of the figure appear to move.

rainbow illusion Rainbow Illusion

Radial but slightly curved, illusory rainbow appears to scintillate.

horizontal movement Horizontal Movement

Rows appear to move leftward or rightward.

rotating patterns Rotating Patterns

Rings appear to rotate as well as the figure scintillates.

For further explanation of why these illusions work and more great examples we highly recommend this site.

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