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since July 30, 2014


"Fluttering heart illusion image"


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"Reverspective (Ames trapezoid) image"



a simple version

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High-resolution file


Shorter sides appear to be valley folds, though they are actually mountain folds.

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"Kinkaku reverspective"

Depth orientation of folds appears to be reversed.

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For "Reverspective", see artworks of Patrick Hugh. In Japan, professor Norman Cook in the Kansai University studies the phenomenon.




The development
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The development
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a simple version
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a Ritsumeikan University version
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the development
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"Illusion of striped cords"

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Kitaoka, A. (1998). Apparent contraction of edge angles. Perception, 27, 1209-1219.


"Scintillating grid illusion"

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Hermann grid illusion


Hermann grid illusion and an image to make an scintillating grid illusion demo (Click it and you will download a high-resolution file)
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scintillating grid illusion


Schrauf, M., Lingelbach, B., Wist, E.R. (1997) The scintillating grid illusion. Vision Research, 37, 1033-1038.


"Rotating illusion image 2"

Used seals: ニチバン マイタック(R)ラベル カラーラベル Ø8mm ML-120

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"Rotating illusion image"

Ring image (MS-Word file, A4 size)

Used seals: ニチバン マイタック(R)ラベル カラーラベル Ø8mm ML-120

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high-resolution image


Blue and yellow disks

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I made this.

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