Here are some information about the spinning image, also called the rotating illusion. This subject is related to the optical illusions. The brain could be tricked to perceive things that aren't there. Below is an example. It's amazing how the psychology of the mind works. To see other examples check our Brain Tricks main page.
Tips for the spinning image: In the image above the strong (and beautiful) rotation of the “wheels” occurs in relation to eye movements. On steady fixation the effect vanishes.
Notes: In spite of the impression that this looks like an animated graphic, nothing in it moves. The "movement" occurs only in your mind, because of your eye movement. Try to stop your eye from moving and you will notice that the image is no longer spinning.
Trick of the Day: The moon when close to the horizon looks bigger than when it's in heart of the sky. That's because when it's close to the horizon, your eyes sees it in comparison to other parts of the horizon, such as trees, mountains and houses, and that's what makes it look bigger. For more tricks of the day check Tricks of the Day.
Other than the spinning image trick, the mind can be fooled in different ways within the subject of the optical illusions. It's no longer accurate to say "what you see is what you get". Now choose a related page, or simply click on previous/ next.