World's oldest optical illusion?

Safalta Published by: Ishika Kumar Updated Sun, 15 May 2022 01:35 AM IST

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Want to know about world's oldest optical illusion? read more to know about it.
 

Optical illusions are images or visuals that appear to us to be different than they are. To put it another way, optical illusions happen when our eyes convey information to our brains that leads us to believe something that isn't true.
"Illusion" is derived from the Latin word illudere, which meaning "to mock."
 
Physiological illusions exist in some cases. This indicates that they are caused by a physical mechanism in the eyes or brain.
 
Illusions of perception are fascinating. Period. There's no denying that posts displaying such deceptions frequently leave viewers perplexed. At the same time, those are the shares that keep people entertained. In truth, there are numerous videos and photographs of optical illusions on the Internet. Like this one, which has numbers hidden in a black and white swirl and is a great addition to the area of fascinating optical illusions .


 
 
 
It's possible that this is the original duck-rabbit illusion, which was discovered in a cave in France in 2010. It's made up of two overlapping images carved out of rock that, depending on how you look at it, resemble a mammoth and a bison. While it's possible that this is the first optical illusion in practice, no one knows if it was intended to be that way or if it was merely a game of overlapping traits. But, since both art and magic are in the eye of the beholder, we think it's okay to call it an illusion if it works.
For decades, artists and psychologists have experimented with visuals that can deceive our minds or be understood in a variety of ways. But none of the other optical illusions we'd seen so far have been as old as this one, which is engraved in stone.
The Airavatesvara Temple is a Hindu temple in Kumbakonam, Tamil Nadu, India. It's a Chola dynasty gem that dates back over 900 years. And there's this beauty among the gorgeous 12th century Dravidian architecture and carved ornamentations of chariots and avatars that would fit right in with our list of the best animal optical illusions. It appears to depict two conjoined creatures with one head. But which animal do you think you're looking at?