The Honeycomb Illusion

  • Published on Jun 12, 2015
  • Finalist of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest 2015
    Marco Bertamini and Nicola Bruno: “The Honeycomb Illusion”. University of Liverpool (UK)
    The honeycomb illusion is about how we see a texture that extends in front of us. It is useful therefore to see it on a reasonably large screen. Small segments (barbs) are added to the intersection of a regular grid (honeycomb). They are perfectly visible where you fixate, but everywhere else they disappear. Move your gaze, and now the barbs are visible in a new location, and no longer where you were fixating a moment ago. (Fine details are not well preserved in a compressed video, so please excuse the imperfections. Voice by Giulia Rampone).

Comments • 3

  • Atom
    Atom 3 years ago +2


  • SerenityReceiver
    SerenityReceiver 4 years ago

    where would one find an explanation?

  • Kowboy USA
    Kowboy USA 4 years ago

    Worth a thumbs up from me. Nice job, Brits.