Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Mirror Illusion

This illusion shows how hard it can be to distinguish a mirror image from a symmetrical setup. 

I am fascinated by things like this because they offer a form of mental gymnastics that improves the ability to tell the difference between objective and subjective realities, and between different possible phenomena.  It's a valuable skill in many contexts, from heroism to storytelling to philosophy.

Here are some more illusions.
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