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The ‘Healing Grid’ by Ryota Kanai was a finalist in the 2005 Best Illusion of the Year Contest. stare at the centre for about 20 seconds and the broken edges appear to repair themselves in your peripheral vision. Kanai sez of it:

This illusion seems to indicate the preference of the visual brain to see regular patterns.

Make of that what you will.


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It’s not animation, it’s not a gif. It’s a static jpeg.

All that twisting and undulating you’re seeing right now? Nothing more than tricks of your peripheral vision.

Furthermore, you’re not tripping, or – as Brent Rose of Gizmodo sez:

‘…if you’re actually on acid, you will either see nothing moving at all, or the effect will be so powerful that your mind will turn to tapioca.’