An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source.
There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, color, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences. Source Wikipedia. You can get really creative with optical illusions, you can even print a 3D model of an illusion.
Optical illusions for kids
These optical illusions for kids help them in increasing concentration power and sharpen their focus. Though these optical illusions are for kids, we are sure that adults will enjoy them, as well. As this collection is taken from all those chain mails, I have been getting, I don’t have the actual source of these illusions. But nevertheless, these illusions will blow you away. You can also keep your kids attention occupied with an app, check out Cartoon HD App Review.
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, the dots will remain only one color, pink. However if you stare at the black ” +” in the center, the moving dots turns to green. Now, concentrate on the black ” + ” in the center of the picture. After a short period, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see only a single green dot rotating. It’s amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don’t disappear. This should be proof enough, we don’t always see what we think we see.
Bird in the bush
A Bird in the the bush
How many human faces can you find in this picture?
There are probably more than you first see, so keep trying. How did you do? Seeing 4-5 faces is average, 6-7, above average, 8-9 very observant, 10-11 extraordinary orbervant.
The Man in the Coffee Beans
The “illusion” is that this is just a picture of coffee beans; but it is not. Can you find a man’s face among the beans? Some say that if you find the man in 3 seconds or less, the right half of your brain may be more well developed than most.
River or Men in white?
Um, you see the top of the picture it looks like river, but wait, aren’t they men in white?
what do you see below?
In black you can read the word GOOD; but the word EVIL also appears in white letters inside each black letter.
Two elderly faces, or a larger scene?
Two elderly faces, or a larger scene?
Count the people
Count the people in the picture below. After they shift, count them again!
Man playing a horn? Or woman’s face?
The man playing a horn is in profile facing right; the woman is facing you, and her right eye is the black dot in front of the horn handle
The Sort Of Optical Illusion That Grows On You
Stare at the black center. Do you see it getting bigger? Guess what. It’s not changing. Really it’s not. It’s the same size. But our mind thinks it is.
Can you count the black dots?
Do you see one man in this picture…
If you look very carefully, you’ll find 9 different faces in the picture; the 9th belongs to a dog.
Read through this list of colors, only, instead of reading the word, say the color of each word.
Where does the puzzle begin and end?
This is called an “impossible object”, which means that it’s impossible to build. But drawing it is not impossible, as you see in the image.
Focus on the dot in the center, and move your head forwards and backwards. What happens? The outer circles appear to turn in opposite directions.
Color Perception Optical Illusion
How many colors are there in this picture, not including white? Answer is Two.
Looking up, or looking down?
Looking up, or looking down?
Chalice Artistic Optical Illusion
Can you see two different pictures? By changing your focus, you should also be able to see the white silhouette of two people facing each other in this double optical illusion.
watch this picture for some time and you will see a plane flying.
Rabbit or Duck?
A rabbit, looking right? Or a duck, looking left?
Is this knot pairing of triangles physically possible?
Is this knot pairing of triangles physically possible?
What do you see? A face? Watch carefully and you will see the word “Liar”.
Count Cubes Illusion
Count the number of cubes you can see in this illusion. Be sure not to miss the colored area
Spinning Wheels Optical Illusion
Do the wheels in this cool optical illusion seem to rotate?
As you can see, there are a ton of optical illusions out there that can really mess with your mind. It’s really cool to stare at some of these and daze off into them. Actually, it’s somewhat relaxing. However, make sure you don’t stare at them for too long, because they could cause you to have a headache.
If you like this article, you might be interested in some of our older articles on Optical Illusions Pictures, Pencil Sketches, Photo-Manipulation Art, and Astonishing Illustrations.
so cool though some i don’t get
which don’t you get?
Do you get the coffee bean one?
yes i did you have to find a man in the coffie bean one
yes u dont c it
i think im goin crazy
At first i thought it would be something else like a man out of coffee beans, but its actually a man
i thought it was going to be like a man made out of coffe beans to
this is cool but wierd and fun but i like the 1 with the colors 1 i got so confused at first but know i can do it fast yellow purple grey orange green and i dont want 2 put a;; of them cuz im 2 lazy hahahaha you guys should make a acount on igirlsgames its so fun ok try it bye;)
i thight it was cool <3
me too :p oooooooooooooooooof
yes yes yes it around the top right corner! it looks like one of the characters on popi
no its in the bottom
my son found it in 1 sec flat!!!! i am so so proud of him!! but sadly my dear, it is not in the upper right hand corner as you had thought. keep looking. it is actually fascinating as it is the ONLY bean that does not look like the others. GOOD LUCK!
i have already found the man and no im not gonna tell anyone
i found it too
I also found it, it scared eme when i first found it.
oh i had no idea so cool
yes i do
nope tell me please
my mom doesnt see the face on the on where it says liar but the its also a mans face
yeah, the man in the coffee beans is only a mans head in the bottom left!
Maybe o — o
yo guys look up poki and click the games and boom u can play games for free! your welcome. btw goodluck with corona
its at the bottom it isn’t shaped in a coffee bean. its hard to see at first but dont worry u will soon see it.
i have one
*find the drowning man
Omg I just can’t see the coffee beans one help me!!!
Ok it’s at the bottom and it isn’t shaped with coffee beans his face is tiny and he is bald.
Ive seen the table one before
this are awesome optical illusions but i don’t get the coffee bean one
you look for the man
never mind i found it its a small mans face
i know i seen that alision like a thousand times already
there is a man at the bottom right hand corner!! :)
no illousion.the mans face is on the bottom but it’s in between the left side and the middle
your not meant to say you *censored* :(!
Look at the bottom left then look all the way at the bottom to the right it’s not a coffee bean it’s actuly a humans face
i dont get that one either!
it is a mint website everyone should go on it its cool even my teachers say its good lol
ur a teachers pet
I love this but it is bitchey
It isnt b******y it depends on ur mind DUH
some children use this website so watch the language!!! thanks >.<
At least someone actually realizes that!
That is cool but its kind of hard:-) .
I agree dont use that!!!!!!!!!! Im only 11 your lucky Im mature(;
Yes, thank you :)
I don’t get the coffee bean one. I also don’t get how many faces. (Both of them!)
YEAH, DON’T SAY THAT!!!! But like she said, I’m also mature,I just type like that when I’m trying to make a point.
yeah i am oly 10
Hey dimond u spelled diamond wrong and stop cussing kids love this sight u immature selfish little girl
IM A CHILD FOR GODS SAKE
i think this is such a good website if your bored because i was sitting with my dad for like 10 mins looking at some of these -kills time people try it . xxxx
i love u
awesome my brain hurts now…
I haven’t got that flying illussion one. How does it fly? i watched it for long time nothing seems to be happen!!!
Yes i do agree that the airplain did not fly how ever when you stare at the picture in the background you begin to zone out and become very tired! what a fun picture!
The flying one ,,,,,,,, the dots on the wallpaaper are clocks get it :) Heyy add me on moshi monsters
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I love these :)
This is awesome! I have always been interested in optical illusions, but these are THE BEST i’ve EVER seen! Top of the line!
this is eally asome in fact smokin cool
This is a cool website. I did not get “count the people”. Please help me to understand the number concept.
the first time u count the people there is 13 people but when it swaps there are only 12 people
I didnt get the flying one or the puzzle one but the good and evil one was cool!!!! ;-) ;-)
It was the best site ever!!!!!!!!!!!! But I did not get the Flying Illusion one. I didn t see the airplane move.
Hey its Room 19 and these illusions are so AWSOME especially the JESUS one! :-)
Do any of you get the coffee bean one cause i don’t ieven doubt that there’s any mans face in it! Please answer my question!
there is a mans face it is at the bottom mainly on the left but quite close to the middle
these are awsome i just dont get the a bird in the bush, flying illusion and the puzzle one
In the bird in the bush one it really says: The Bird In The The Bush. There are two thes.
It says a bird in the the bush not the bird in the the bush
theres two thes but you don’t see it right away
i think they are all great aspecially the vase one and the dotty one dont u think????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
that was so cool i almost fainted
i love this website lol… i can actually find something intersting, when i dont feel like doin skool work lol =)
wow awsome ones
I loved this website especially the “Counting Peeps” one.
But I really did NOT get the aeroplane flying one, it isn’t moving one bit !
Somebody please tell meh who de fi is i am Nicole nta and im ment to do so……….
That was my bro… Sorry. ;’3 =)
all of it is easy if u look realy hard on them
so hey guys… I don’t understand any of them! STUPID!
Those were COOL and CREEPY Dude………….
All of these are AWESOME and COOL!!!!!! I did not see the plane flying either!!!!!
can someone tell me what to focus on, on the plane flying illusion???
i love it so much
it’s so strange but in the same time funny
i love this website i love looking at this. it is soo awesome
if anybody is here then pwease tell meh……..how old is everybody in here?!!!imean….im like a flipping 10 year old speaking to teenagers!!!!am i?……ok…..now i feel like im talking to myself….
This is so cool for kids!
echalk optical illusions is one theres a spinning swirl thatll make your eyes go weird try it
Sweet website showing all my friends!!!!
You know I actualy got the one with the mans face hidden in the coco beans in under 3 seconds that means my right side of my brain is devoloped
kewlll … love it!
this is amazing me and my friend are doing a power point on optical illusions!! it could be a little better if you put a few more illusions on so people don’t get threw them so fast! i will be showing my other friends and family this website! <3<3<3
I get the coffee bean one plus some of them are boring
Yes! i have got the coffee one……. Look carefully at the last line! :)
I LOVE THIS THEY TRICK MY MIND IT IS AWSOME!!!!! i LAUGHED at some they ae kinda funny and wierd at the same time!!!!
You spelled weird wrong.
I saw the man’s face in the left of that image between the cofee bean !
That one with the rabbit and the duck is also very interesting ;)
The coffee bean: The mans face is the size of a coffee bean. It is on the bottom between the left side and the middle.
i didn’t get the “where the puzzle ends” and “Count the number of people when they shift”
there r 12 then it changes to 14
This is so cool. It’s like it plays tricks on your mind.
I thought that was awsome dont dis LOL you ***** JOKE
stop swaring im only 5 and a half tomorrow
What are you doing on the computer if you’re 5? And he didn’t swear. And you spelled swear wrong!
just leave the poor kid alone… its only 5
my brother was 5 when he got his own laptop you meany
hey everyone i love this website, fave one is the one where you have to find the faces i it has anyone found any yet cos ive found 3 omg its well hard LOL :)
this is freafing amazing
this is so cool lllooooooollll
morgan hmu if your 11(;
AMAZINGLY AWESOME :)))
This website is really REALLY long, but its really fun for kids probably under 16 or so.
I don’t get the coffee bean one, I can’t seem to find the face. Or is it faces?
The man in the coffe beans is a third of the way on the left at the bottom
I get the coffee bean one the man is at the bottom in the middle closer to the left he barely has hair LOL
made me really tiered :0 (yawn)
Nobody cuss on this website u immature rotten selfish kids !!!!!!!!
THESE OPTICAL ILLUSIONS ARE COOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL I LIKE EM
Here’s another illusion. is this an arrow, knife or an bunch of the letter “z”?
That’s the stupidest thing ever.
dont u have any other work…………..
this really makes me dizzy
For the man in the beans, look at the very bottom, and concentrate on what you’re looking for.
The Pink Dots will make your eyes roll and roll following the green dots.
I do not get the looking up or looking down one CONFUSED xD
Love these! But there are 2 I don’t get – the aeroplane doesn’t move neither do the wheels on the truck!
The plane be moving bakwads!
This is so awesome.
coffee beans illusion is freaky!!! ‘——-‘
Looking at these mad my brain hurt.
i loved the dots it would have been prettier if it was blue
hey… i’m only 10 but i get these… a little
My 4 yr old daughter figured out the coffee bean one in just a sec.I was really surprised b’coz i couldn’t.
The illusions are simply superb. The designer must have a awesome skills to make such an wonderful illusions. Hats off to them. Pinned the images.
i dont get the flying airplane??
just get o ver it
This is wonderful, “CONGRATULATION”
Omg so fascinating but some were so uncalled for and confusing but i mostly loved it!
I love it but I didn’t get the coffee bean one
i thought it was absolutley weird my favourite one was the man in the coffee beens, its sooooo weird
I dont get the coffee bean one…where is the face…?
on the bottom!
I love these optical tricks, they give lots for the viewer to talk about, thanks for the post
Wow, these are really clever optical illusions, some I got, some I didn’t get, but over all, they were fun to look at.
I liked these optical illusions but some were not that entertaining , a no. of them were weird especially the coffee beans’ one……but I would love more fascinating ones … addressed to the designer can you create an optical illusion on my recent fav. celebrity BRETT LEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…….
Brilliant optical illusions here. The Man in the Coffee Beans is funny. Hahahah! The rest are great illusions. Great post.
I like cheese
I like so much :)
Wow some of these are so weird! I dont get the ” Do you see one man in this pictre”, I mean… Somewhere there’s a dog… But how?
This is fun but its kind of hard:-) but its kind of stuped like some people like it and I said this because my causen told me to do it so that’s why:-)
omg it is so bloody hard save me. lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol
the weels do move and the man in the beans is in the bottom right corner and im 9 and i found him.
HE IS BALD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Roling On The Floor Laghfing!:)
the man is so easy to find he is at the bottom right corner
woah.. these r cool :))) i feel so stupid after doing some of them tho lol :P
I need help on the one where they switch the people around:( I’m so stuck!
Is anybody here?
Awsome I don’t get some of them how do they do that
Wow these artworks looks very real and some of the artworks are very funny too.
the coffe bean on i found in just 2 secs!
That was so cool I didnt get some of them and I found the man in the coffee beans 2 secs flat!
Excellent collection – thank you very much for sharing.
Just one thing ;-) in “Colour Perception Optical Illusion” aren’t there 3 colours?
I did it give me a cookie
Give me cookie
I want cookie
Gimme a frickin cookie!!111111111
I want a cookie okey
yoyoyoyoyoyoyoyo this is dope
sooooo cool and freaky
the car tires wear not moving at all
It was blowing my mind.
I saw a face AND the word liar
Uh no da knot cant egzist
is dat thing saey evil or good bra???
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I can not see the bean one plz tell me how!!!