An optical illusion is something that plays tricks on your vision. It teaches us how our eyes and brain work together to see. Optical illusions are misleading images or sensory experiences that can trick the brain into perceiving something inaccurately or differently from reality. They occur due to the way our eyes and brain process visual information.
Visual illusions occur due to the properties of the visual areas of the brain as they receive and process information. In other words, your perception of an illusion has more to do with how your brain works — and less to do with the optics of your eye.
According to Michael Bach, an illusion is “a mismatch between the immediate visual impression and the actual properties of the object,” He is a vision scientist and professor of neurophysics at the University of Freiburg Eye Hospital in Freiburg, Germany, who studies illusions.
Be careful with optical illusion
We need to be careful with optical illusion because of many reasons. One of which is a misinterpretation. When we encounter optical illusions, they can influence our decision-making processes, leading to errors or biases. Being aware of these biases can help us avoid making hasty judgments or falling prey to cognitive illusions in everyday life.
Because of these reasons, we might think that we are not doing any progress. We have to be aware of this trick our brain is doing.
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