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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:13 PM

3D Model of Mind-Boggling 'Schrӧder Staircase' Wins 2020 Best Illusion of the Year Contest

For those who need a break for your brain.

Optical illusions give fascinating insight into how our brains work. Specific combinations of color, light, and patterns can trick our brains into visually perceiving something that isn’t there. Creating illusions is a popular art form, and there’s even an annual Best Illusion of The Year Contest. The competition receives thousands of mind-boggling entries from around the world each year, and the winners for 2020 were recently announced.

Winning first prize, Japanese Professor of Engineering Dr. Kokichi Sugihara created a 3D model of a Schröder Staircase. The original, 2D version was published in 1858 by German natural scientist Heinrich G. F. Schröder. The drawing of a staircase can appear differently, depending on where you rest your eyes. If you look at the “A” panel, the stairs will appear to run from top left to bottom right. If you focus your gaze on the “B” panel, it will come to the foreground and you will experience an upside down version of the image.




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Reply 3D Model of Mind-Boggling 'Schrӧder Staircase' Wins 2020 Best Illusion of the Year Contest (Original post)
ornotna Jan 8 OP
Harker Jan 8 #1
ornotna Jan 8 #2
Harker Jan 8 #9
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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:17 PM

1. That's not exactly a "break" for my brain.

It hurts!

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Response to Harker (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:18 PM

2. But it's a good hurt

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Response to ornotna (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:39 PM

9. I could bash bricks together...

Yes, it hurts good!

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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:18 PM

3. Spooky stuff...nt

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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:19 PM

4. Don't do that to me.


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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:21 PM

5. 😀 I love this stuff, and that's a great example...

Especially because they put the cone "marker" and you could see the up to down illusion even more clearly.

The Monument Valley 🥰 Visual Puzzle game is full of
Escherist type illusions

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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:22 PM

6. M.C. Escher would have had fun looking at this

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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:22 PM

7. Check out the web site.

There are others just as awesome.

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Response to ornotna (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 05:27 PM

8. That is very slick!

The truth depends on which side of the staircase you are focused on. That may describe more than meets the eye.

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