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Spinning Wheels Optical Illusion

Do the wheels in this cool optical illusion seem to rotate?

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This is one of our favorite optical illusions. Can you see movement in this picture?


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The trick seems to be to relax you gaze and pay attention to what is happening in the periphery.


This is one of our original, fun picture illusions.

The wheels seem to rotate in this optical illusion because of the shading of the “spokes.” The shading does not make sense. We cannot determine what direction the light source is coming from and try to adjust for it.

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