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This site contains a set of optical illusions designed to show the biases and perception tricks users' minds play on them while looking at different pictures.

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© 2004 Exploratorium
Colors, Depth Perception, Optical Illusions
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Metadata instance created July 8, 2004 by Matthew Meizlish
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August 2, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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(Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2004), WWW Document, (https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions).
Exploratorium: Optical Illusions (Exploratorium, San Francisco, 2004), <https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions>.
APA Format
Exploratorium: Optical Illusions. (2004). Retrieved March 28, 2023, from Exploratorium: https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions
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Exploratorium. Exploratorium: Optical Illusions. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2004. https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions (accessed 28 March 2023).
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Exploratorium: Optical Illusions. San Francisco: Exploratorium, 2004. 28 Mar. 2023 <https://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/optical-illusions>.
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