One wonders what an optical illusion is, “an optical illusion is a visually perceived image that differs from reality.” (Eifrig, 2014, n.p.). There are so many different types of optical illusions in which play with the brains of people. Optical illusions are normal because the majority of humans experience them. Humans’ vision tries its best to figure out what is happening to the picture, which then creates an image contradicting reality. Sometimes illusions can be entertaining because it fools the brain and one tries to figure out the image shown. Illusions cannot only be in a form of art but sometimes it happens whenever reading something without putting much effort.
Optical illusions are images that contradict real life. Meaning that the image created is not really the way it might appear. “Optical illusion can use color, light and patterns to create images that can be deceptive or misleading to our brains” (1) (“Optical illusions”, n.d., n.p). Although the brain is, quite an important part, images can still fool it. Some people might think that it is incorrect to experience illusions but it is normal for optical illusions to occur. A person may think that is it only one that senses illusions but in fact everyone experiences optical illusions.
In order for an illusion to occur, it first gathers information through the eye, and then the brain processes it, which then creates an image. The image that the brain comes up with is on two different perceptions of the image and then ends up creating an image opposing reality and does not match actuality. This is all based on two different perceptions that are made by our eyes and brain. Perception is the analysis taken by the sense of a person. “Optical illusions occur because our brain is trying to interpret what we see and make sense of the world around us.”(2)(“Optical illusions”, n.d., n.p). Illusions are misled human brains into seeing things that are not real. In figure 2, the apple is not in circled in an orange circle looks like an apple, but if it is surrounded by the orange circle the eye creates an orange.
Perception is quite an important piece in real life as well. The power of perceptions is amazing how it can actually help one or bring one down. One has the power to determine the response from events. “Perceptions begin when the human brain receives data from the body’s five sense.” (Enayati, A., 2012, p.2). An example that demonstrates how perception is able to help is Victor Frankl, a Jewish psychiatrist who lived three years in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Frankl became aware that he had only one freedom during that time which was the freedom to determine his response for a sorrowful truth. To imagine is to have the power to decide the response to events. Frankl decided that he would image seeing his wife, teaching students about what happened during the Holocaust, and the lessons learned while being in camp.
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