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TED-Ed Explains How Optical Illusions Work With Animation, the Best Optical Illusion

Optical illusions: how do they work?

Your brain is very smart and very efficient, but that sometimes makes it do dumb things, which is basically how optical illusions work. For a better explanation, watch this TED-Ed animation that details why and how your brain makes the assumptions that make optical illusions work.

(via Ted-Ed)

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