Images and Photos of Interest
1. The Swirls Illusion
Now here are the ‘real’ colours:
This pair of slides has been used by psychologists to illustrate how our colour vision is ‘deceptive’, i.e. the way in which we can experience colours as different to how they ‘really’ are, depending upon background and contrast effects.
2. The Checkerboard Illusion
Squares ‘A’ and ‘B’ really have the same shade of grey.
For proof see the following image:
3. Same but Different Oranges
As before, the oranges in each column are, despite appearances, really the same shade.
4. Rubliks Cube Illusion
The central brown square on top and the central yellowish square on the facing side look to be different shades but…
This is just the yellow square isolated from its background.
What do these illusions show about the nature of our perception and experience of colours?