Cool optical illusions to try out

Try out these cool optical illusions and see what your brain makes of them. Can we always believe what our eyes tell us? As you will see when you look at the following images, the simple answer to that is no. Our eyes can and do deceive us, especially when presented with ambiguous or misleading information. It would appear that in order to make sense of something our brain sort of fills in the gaps and presents us with a ‘picture’ that may not be a true representation of the reality.

Black and White Dots Illusion
Concentrate hard on this Optical Illusion. Can you find the black dot hidden in this picture?

The illusion is known as the scintillating grid, and was discovered by E. Lingelbach in 1994. The black dots appears to move around and vanish as you move your eyes across the picture, less dots appear if you focus on a singular point. Whoa! I’m dizzy how about you?

Flowers in a Field Optical Illusion
Are the squares in the field really square, or are your eyes tricking you?

7 Faces Illusion
This Optical Illusion contains 7 faces, can you find them all?

Famous Face Illusion

There’s a famous face hidden in this optical illusion , but who is it?

Stare at 3 dots
Stare at the three vertical dots in the centre of this image for about 30 seconds and then look at a white wall or a white bit of paper or you can even just sit back and close your eyes. What do you see? Don’t be freaked out now!

All we are looking at here is a simple 2D picture but we don’t see it like that.

Moving Dots
Funny one this, if you stare at the dot in the centre you will start to see that one or more of the dots round the outside disappear and reappear again as if popping in and out of existence.

I think this sums things up nicely!


  • Reply January 7, 2009


    In the hidden tiger picture:

    There is only one animal in the picture, it’s the tiger that you clearly see in the foreground.

    If you look closely at the stripes on this tiger, you will see that they spell the words ‘the hidden tiger’.

  • Reply February 15, 2009


    the three dot illusion is cool

  • Reply May 22, 2011


    “If you look closely at the stripes on this tiger, you will see that they spell the words ‘the hidden tiger’.”

    I see…. Not really an illusion then.

  • Reply June 8, 2011


    I am probably the only one who can find the hidden tiger,but I am not telling anyone.

  • Reply June 8, 2011


    the hidden tiger one doesn’t make any sense.

  • Reply July 12, 2011


    i can not do the 3 dots one help

  • Reply September 30, 2011


    ok look into the 3 dots and concentrate. look at it kinda far away. After 30 sec. of starring at it look at a white wall and blink fast. I fond it better to blink.If u dont get the pic ill tell u wat it is.

  • Reply March 16, 2012


    The one with three dots ;stare at it as is being said ,then on a white piece of white paper look by rapidly closing and opening your eyes,you will see Jesus Christ’s face

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