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What does your brain see?

Maybe you think that your eyes work like a camera that registers everything around us exactly as it is. In fact, we don’t really see with our eyes at all, but with our brains. It’s your brain that interprets and processes the information that your eyes see. It draws conclusions and fills in any missing bits of information.

Optical illusions take advantage of this – they fool your brain. From a certain angle, something that seems to be far away suddenly appears very small compared to something that is very close.