Intentionally Confusing Your Visual Processing

Another way to see how much your brain is involved in the visual process is to look at optical illusions, even something as simple as this line rendering of a transparent cube:

to flip back and forth in space. This is an example of your brain failing to properly interpret the visual data that your eyes have collected.

Your eyes are properly registering a series of lines on a flat piece of paper, but your brain is stepping into the process. It notices that the arrangement of these lines usually represents a particular 3D object—a cube—as if they were truly a three-dimensional shape. Because it isn't actually a cube, your brain gets confused, and the orientation of the cube appears to flip around. This is a prime example of how your brain manipulates your visual experience after your eyes have already gathered up raw visual data.

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