Optical Myths That Show Your Brain Is Broken

The world, no, the entire country got together to vehemently debate a dress's color back in 2015. Is it gold and white, or blue and black? Though only about half of the internet would agree, you could say that it's blue and black.

It turns out that the reason why people were seeing two entirely different things was beyond the comprehension of even scientists. All things considered, though, this controversy helped to clarify a basic fact: You are not very smart. Our brains are all bad. 

 Although our brains are quite capable of some incredible things, they are not nearly as perfect as we would like to believe.

Our brains reconstruct what we perceive as reality by sorting through an endless barrage of stimuli and piecing together the crucial elements. 

Our brains reconstruct what we perceive as reality by sorting through an endless barrage of stimuli and piecing together the crucial elements. And when you consider it, they accomplish all of this in incredibly close to real time, which is pretty amazing. 

The problem is that our brains' attempts to create a sense of "reality" actually account for a large portion of what we perceive as such.

The reason we don't consider TV to be an illusion is that it is so widely used. The fact is, though, that Hollywood is simply preying on our easily fooled skull mush.

Our brains are intricate, beautiful machines that enable us to navigate a large, complex world with some degree of success, but they are far from flawless. Take a look at these optical illusions to see how often our brains truly fail us.

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