image that forms on your retina is flat, yet
you see a world of shape, color, depth, and motion.
Nature uses camouflage
illusions that allows both animals and insects
to match their surroundings so they are undetectable.
in 1860, is one of the most famous distortion
illusions known and uses colored
lines passing through a rectangle.
comes from the French word mirer,
to look at; or se mirer, to be reflected. A
mirage may include the appearance of lakes in deserts
or on hot asphalt roads, the
images of ships and icebergs (frequently seen as if inverted
and suspended in the atmosphere of the Polar Regions),
or looming as witnessed in mists or fogs.