Since the early prehistoric times, optical illusions have been a part of our lives. Especially once people started understanding the science behind optical illusions, experimentation has been done to try to further understand them. The study of optical illusions isn’t new. In fact, it began in Ancient Greece as far as we know, although people were probably also studying optical illusions before recorded history. In the 5th century B.C., a Greek philosopher named Epicharmus presented an explanation of this phenomenon to his peers. Epicharmus was convinced that when our minds understand clearly something we see, if there is an optical illusion, then our sensory organs (eyes, nose, and ears) are deceiving us.
Other philosophers disagreed, saying that our environment deceived us, not our own bodies. Whether or not people can agree on what is deceiving us, one thing is clear: they’re a lot of fun. Let’s tackle three here.
Optical Illusion 1
There are three hidden faces in this optical illusion. Can you find them?
Optical Illusion 2
Can you find the person’s face in this image?
Optical Illusion 3
There is a hare hiding in this image. Can you find it?