Throwing your brain a curveball

So this post isn’t really related to reading or academic performance. In fact, it’s not related to academics at all. But it is about the brain and perception, so we figure it’s OK here. And also, it’s really, really cool.

The winner of the 2009 Illusion of the Year contest looked at the physical and perceptual characteristics of a curveball:

Our illusions suggest that the perceived “break” may be caused by the transition from the central visual system to the peripheral visual system.

You have to see this animation. Seriously.

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One Response to “Throwing your brain a curveball”

  1. 2010 Illusions of the Year « Thoughts from Be Amazing Learning Says:

    […] couple of months back, we highlighted a cool illusion related to curveballs in baseball. That post was a hit, so we thought we’d pass along the winners of the Best Visual Illusion […]

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