The Optical Illusion Dragon

May 25th, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I recorded this at the Franklin Institute in Philedelphia on our recent trip down to Savannah.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFBzrrI2ZPI]

The movement of the head is the illusion. In reality the head is actually concave, and it’s a skewed perception of depth that creates the illusion (in person, you need to close one eye in order to view the effect).