This illusion app will make you dizzy

Sep 25, 2009
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We’ve all heard that seeing isn’t always believing, but Amazing Illusions is one iPhone app that definitely proves it. Perfect for party chitchat, this reality-bending entertainment app embraces that blurred world between perception and truth by combining classic optical illusion puzzles with ones you’ve never seen. Included are standards like “Gear Head,” which makes a […]

We’ve all heard that seeing isn’t always believing, but Amazing Illusions is one iPhone app that definitely proves it.

Perfect for party chitchat, this reality-bending entertainment app embraces that blurred world between perception and truth by combining classic optical illusion puzzles with ones you’ve never seen.

Included are standards like “Gear Head,” which makes a stationary circle spin when you stare at its center and move your iPhone in and out, and “Wavy Grains,” an image of some 200 seeds arranged so that when you are looking at them they appear like rippling water, for example.

We’re talking one serious mind trip, folks.

At just 99 cents, Amazing Illusions goes beyond just showing you tricks. The app also gives you the history of who discovered them and provides scientific explanations behind why your mind gets mislead, which you could always memorize and use to impress your friends later.

One warning: With only 23 different illusions, getting through them doesn’t take long and this app can quickly lose its flair without new people to show. (The app description suggests the possibility of more illusions available as free updates.)

Just don’t let your friends stare too long. Many illusions can make you dizzy and while you want them to gain a new perspective on the human mind, you don’t want them seeing stars, too.

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