optical illusion


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optical illusion

A visual impression that is inaccurately perceived.
See also: illusion
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There was a mix-up with the pair from the moment they arrived, and the horse we sent to run at Haydock that we thought was Thunder Bay turned out to be Optical Illusion.
Students enjoyed the challenge of creating an optical illusion.
The joke is so obvious it's almost undetectable: We know so well that photographs can lie that we immediately assume we're not seeing what we're seeing, that such an image is simply an optical illusion.
THE dictionary definition of mirage is 'an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions' - which explains a lot about a night out I had at a bar of the same name recently.
It is an optical lens that compensates for the optical illusion of computer monitor technology.
London, Sept 3 (ANI): Kate Winslet emphasised her curves in a clinging optical illusion dress while attending the premiere of 'Mildred Pierce' in Italy.
The optical illusion is one of the mane attractions at Werribee open range zoo near Melbourne, Australia.
However, a quick change of angle and the result should never have been in doubt, as many exchange punters fell into the trap of making decisions based on what is tantamount to an optical illusion.
An optical illusion of an `enlarged' moon, accompanied by the brilliant light of Jupiter just to its right was predicted to appear in the night sky.
The system, however, doesn't work, as the uncanny sense of optical illusion and anamorphic distortion generated by the piece constantly flips one's reading of the grid from ordered recession to anarchic projection, disturbing the perspectival system's anchoring of what Caillois would have called the subject's "coordinates," and thus the ability to place oneself withi n a given space.
Each piece is over 4m high and visitors are at liberty to explore their labyrinthine configurations, experiencing a sense of imbalance, movement and optical illusion as they move around the monumental metal forms.
and her colleagues have designed a three-color, 3-D display that generates what appear to be solid objects rather than creating an optical illusion on a computer screen.