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Your brain does its best to inform you about the world around you, but sometimes it gets tricked. Enjoy eight optical illusions to test your brain’s sensory input. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to James Harshaw, Kevin Bealer, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Patrick Merrithew, Accalia Elementia, Charles Southerland, Fatima Iqbal, Benny, Kyle Anderson, Tim Curwick, Will and Sonja Marple, Philippe von Bergen, Bryce Daifuku, Chris Peters, Kathy Philip, Patrick D. Ashmore, Charles George, Bader AlGhamdi. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/persistence-of-vision, http://www.foundationsmag.com/persistence_of_vision.html https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/explore-animation/0/steps/12222 http://brainden.com/afterimages.htm http://webvision.med.utah.edu/2012/06/your-brain-develops-the-negative/ http://www.animations.physics.unsw.edu.au/jw/light/complementary-colours.htm http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot-adapt/index.html http://www.pnas.org/content/108/45/E1080 http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/motion_aftereffect.html http://wexler.free.fr/library/files/verstraten%20(1998)%20aftereffect%20of%20high-speed%20motion.pdf http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/mot-adapt/index.html http://www.nytimes.com/video/nyregion/100000003978572/camping-down-broadway.html https://quote.ucsd.edu/anstislab/files/2012/12/1998-the-motion-aftereffect.pdf http://www.pnas.org/content/108/45/E1080 http://mentalfloss.com/article/28862/brainworks-explaining-optical-illusions-and-other-mental-tricks http://www.opticalillusion.net/optical-illusions/shepards-tables-whats-up/ http://www.psychologyconcepts.com/shepards-tables-illusion/ http://www.procreo.jp/labo.html http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/28/the-truth-about-the-spinning-dancer/?_r=0 http://ipe.sagepub.com/content/1/3/143.full.pdf http://www.medicaldaily.com/right-your-eyes-science-behind-famous-spinning-dancer-optical-illusion-336122 http://msl.cs.uiuc.edu/vr/vrch6.pdf http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3761598/ http://www.med.nyu.edu/helab/sites/default/files/helab/wang-artega-he-pnas-2013-bistable-perception-wsi.pdf http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015SPIE.9487E..0VM http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/sze_silhouette/ http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/hermann_grid.html http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/bb/latinhib.html, http://www.indiana.edu/~p1013447/dictionary/lat_i.htm http://psylux.psych.tu-dresden.de/i1/kaw/diverses%20Material/www.illusionworks.com/html/hermann_grid.html http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/Lesson-4/Mirages http://www.wired.com/2015/01/fantastically-wrong-fata-morgana/ http://knowledgenuts.com/2014/03/28/the-strange-explanation-for-the-flying-dutchman/ http://h2g2.com/edited_entry/A13900178 Images: Rabbit Duck Illusion: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duck-Rabbit_illusion.jpg Spinning Dancer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Spinning_Dancer.gif Herman Optical Illusion: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Zludzenie_Hermana.png

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