Illusion of the Year 2016

Vor einigen Tagen wurde der Gewinner des diesjährigen „The Best Illusion of the Year“ Contest bekanntgegeben: Platz 1 ging an Mathew T. Harrison und Gideon P. Caplovitz von der University of Nevada in Reno. Die Illusion mit dem Titel “Motion Integration Unleashed: New Tricks for an Old Dog” ist ein absoluter Mindfuck. Die Kreise scheinen sich zu bewegen, tun es aber nicht. Sie bleiben immer auf der gleichen Position – für die optische Täuschung sorgen die Drehungen innerhalb.

„Previous illusions have demonstrated that drifting Gabors that translate across the visual field can appear to move in the wrong direction (i.e. in a direction that is different than the actual translation). Here we show that configurations of drifting Gabors that are stationary can give rise to dramatic global motion percepts: a rotating square, oscillating chopsticks and rolling waves. Although the Gabors themselves are not changing position, the drifting motion within them causes the illusion that the entire configuration is moving!“

Mindestens genauso gut war die optische Illusion von Kokichi Sugihara aus Japan, der mit “Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion” den zweiten Platz erreicht hat:

„The direct views of the objects and their mirror images generate quite different interpretations of the 3D shapes. They look like vertical cylinders, but their sections appear to be different; in one view they appear to be rectangles, while in the other view they appear to be circles. We cannot correct our interpretations although we logically know that they come from the same objects. Even if the object is rotated in front of a viewer, it is difficult to understand the true shape of the object, and thus the illusion does not disappear.“

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