The Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion, or How to Melt Your Own Brain
Don’t say we didn’t warn you!
In this contribution to the “Illusion of the Year” award, Kokichi Sugihara from Meiji University in Japan demonstrates a magic mirror that appears to turn circles into squares. However, the foolery is found in the combination of shapes used and how those shapes mess with our sense of perspective.
I need to take my brain for a little lie down…
Thank you to IFLScience for bringing this one to our attention!