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The optical illusion of moving shapes leaves the viewer stunned – does this work for you?

A CLEVER optical illusion makes multiple colored squares appear to be moving – even when they’re not.

The artwork gives the appearance of movement, but in reality it is just a static image playing tricks on your mind.

The colors and the shapes that interact with each other fool the brain

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The colors and the shapes that interact with each other fool the brain

Upon closer inspection, the bizarre graphic contains pink and white shapes on lime or sea green squares.

But despite the arrangement in straight lines, the work appears to some as curved or even animated.

Japanese psychology expert Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka created the illusion and says the design is intended to create a ripple effect.

However, while some people can see it move as it scrolls, others can’t at all.

Optical illusions often use shapes, space, position, color contrasts, and lines to fool people’s minds into believing that images are moving when they are not.

Last week, Gala Spins shared several images to test one person’s different perceptions – and concluded that up to 71% of viewers thought dots moved in the case of a trippy image.

Bhavin Shah, behavioral optometrist at Central Vision Opticians, explained the illusions.

He said: “The rotational motion is caused by signal processing of the complex image, particularly in parts of the retina that are just outside the central part of vision, and by very small eye movements.

“The brain assumes the eyes are stable and not moving, so it has to assume the pattern needs to move instead, so the pattern starts moving.”

Bhavin added, “Some people have more of these tiny eye movements than others, and some are more sensitive to contrasts in the pattern, so there will be some variation in the appearance of the movement.”

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Jessica MacLeish

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