Mind = Blown. Right?
The Ambiguous Object Illusion or the Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion was designed by Kokichi Sugihara of Meiji University in Japan. The Japanese mathematician and artist is known for his three-dimensional optical illusions. In 2016, the Ambiguous Cylinder Illusion won second place at the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.
The striking optical illusion which appears to show squares turning into circles came back to the limelight when it was shared on Instagram two days ago by an account named 'physics fun'. Since then it has collected hundreds of thousands of views and shocked comments on social media.
What sorcery is this!?- Gabi Ras (@RealGabinator) April 19, 2018
@martinjones78 this is clearly witchcraft- Allison (@allisonbennie) April 19, 2018
But how does this optical illusion work?
According to Science Alert, this illusion works because the squares in the object are not true squares, but more of a combination of a square and a circle.
"This sort of 'corrects' the hybrid squircle into either a square or a circle, by compensating in opposite directions," says the explainer video on YouTube by the 'Make Anything' channel.
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