Michael Abrash, chief scientist at Facebok’s virtual reality company Oculus, gave a presentation at the annual F8 Conference in California on optical illusions, implications to the future of VR technology and our understanding of physical reality.
A Cambridge art historian Thomas de Wesselow has proposed a new theory that purports to explain the resurrection of Jesus. He claims that the image on the Shroud was the optical illusion that fooled the Apostles into believing that Jesus had risen.
Tiles of the same color appear blue against a yellow background and yellow against a blue background
The checkerboard to the left looks flat and the one to the right looks bulging due to an optical illusion resulting from the tendency of our visual system to look for high contrast edges in horizontal and vertical planes. Adding dots induces the visual sysem to also detect high contrast in slanted axes
We see the true colors of the tiles against an identical background