Magic Tables Optical Illusion.

Rate this post

OK, this one makes my head hurt.

Which table is bigger. Simple right?   😀

By  on December 22, 2012,
Here’s an illusion we already had an opportunity to experience first hand in one of ourearlier posts. This is the best example I’ve seen up to date. Although it may seem intuitively impossible at first, when we take the shape of the table surface on the left and apply it to the table on the right, it matches exactly!
If you don’t believe it, measure the tables with a ruler. Same goes for the books on the tables (they’re both the same size). Amazing isn’t it? Check out the animated proof I created for you below:

Although the brain is aware that these are flat pictures, it constructs a perception of the tables in which depth is taken into account. In this process, the brain unconsciously interprets that the actual depth of the table surface projected onto our retinas should appear shorter than they actually are, and compensates to make them appear longer.

Even after we discover that the two table surfaces are same in size, we still can’t change the interpretation that the brain has constructed! Check the animated proof below, and try to pinpoint at which frame does your brain start to perceive the table surfaces as identical.
~Steve~                  H/T

Please follow and like us:

0 responses to “Magic Tables Optical Illusion.

  1. Get Thee behind me, Satanos!

  2. This is really really screwy!
    I actually measured the sides of the two tables. Yup, the two tables are identical. Amazing….

  3. No way…….I measured and they are NOT the same. There is no video link.

    • Cathy, I just remeasured and I get on the
      left table
      the two ends are 13/16 of an inch
      the two sides are 1 &1/2 inch
      Right table
      the ends are 1& 1/2 an inch
      the sides are 13/16 inch
      If you click bottom pic it has an animation that shows it.
      Like I said it gives me a headache. 😀

  4. Reblogged this on UNCOVER777.

  5. Steve-I don’t know what you been smoking but no way are those two tables anyways near your measurements.

    • Roland, what do you get. I’ve measured 4 times and it keeps changing.
      The ones I have up are the ones that I got twice so I went with it. 😀

  6. This Russian artist turned these models faces into optical illusions. What do you think of them?


Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.