Chicago students use optical illusions to trick the brain

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CHICAGO — Watch the picture carefully, as WGN’s camera shoots down the canvas. The seemingly flat surface appears to shift and sway, accentuating the picture’s depth, tricking the mind with an optical illusion.

Step in a little closer. That view is actually made possible with three pyramids, wedges of varying size sticking out a foot from the canvas.

It is called “reverspective.”

Check out Amy Rutledge’s full story in the video above.

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