The Illusion of the Year finalists will break your brain.

The Illusion of the Year finalists will break your brain.
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The Neural Correlate Society hosts an annual "Best Illusion of the Year" competition, which they describe as "a celebration of the ingenuity and creativity of the world’s premier illusion research community."

The Illusion of the Year finalists will break your brain.
We demand to be taken seriously.
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Judges picked the top ten illusions, posted here in descending order of awesomeness according to the judges. It's a trip.

1. Shape From Stop Motion Only

"Can you see the forest for the trees?"

2. Sky Blue Cafe Wall Illusion

"A pigment of your imagination."

3. Dynamic Müller Lyer Illusion

Don't let the brackets shrink you down.

4. TILLA at the beach

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It's all about perspective.

5. Partial Disappearance Illusion

Say goodbye to the roosters.

6. The Windmills of Your Mind Illusion

The spinning is all in your head. (Note: the music on this one f**king creepy)

7. Mask Induced Filling Out

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Fill it in yourself.

8. The Material Inversion Effect

It'll turn that frown upside down.

9. The Shrink and Swell Illusion

Pairs well with Chopin.

10. Complementary Afterimage (Quantum Rainbow)

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See what it's like to be colorblind.

"Can you see the forest for the trees?"

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