Visual illusions are nothing more than our own mind playing tricks. To be more precise, most of optical illusions arise from the various processes that take place in our cerebral cortex, but some come from our retina. This cooperation between our brain and our eyes leads to this particular effect of visual illusions, which both impresses and surprises us.
We must not ignore the fact that we live in a three-dimensional world, where our brain handles the visual perception of depth, shadow, and light – elements important in understanding optical illusion. These illusions can be found really all around us, as long as we have eyes to notice any distortion in our environment. If you’ve ever wondered which destination you could go to in order to get in touch with a visual illusion that will confuse your mind but at the same time excite you, then this travel article is for you.
Amazing destinations with optical illusions: Museum of Illusions in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1. Museum of Illusions, Malaysia
The Museum of Illusions in Malaysia is considered one of the most famous places with optical illusions in the world. Visiting this museum, you will discover the well-hidden magic behind visual illusions, with places like the Infinity Room with its thousands of mirrors or the hologram room with its amazing lighting and 3d holograms. There are also the many famous points of the Museum where you can place your head – or the head of one of your friends, it doesn’t matter – on a plate for dinner.
2. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Scotland
The Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is definitely one of the most exciting and fun attractions in the UK. With a huge history dating back to the distant 1853, this particular travel destination can offer you hundreds of different classic optical illusions that will impress you and your family. A building of five different floors that can offer you interactive experiences of optical illusions, creating an intense and lively experience through shrinking rooms, endless labyrinths, and vast tunnels. All in all, a fantastic place for young people and adults alike!
3. The Mystery Spot, California
The Mystery Spot is an area where a gravitational anomaly has been found, in the redwood forest just outside the Santa Cruz area which looks like it came straight out of a fairytale. Visiting this area will definitely leave you speechless, as it defies the fundamental laws of physics and gravity. Since its discovery back in 1939 by a team of surveyors, it has hosted hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world. Certainly, the unexplained gravity conditions that prevail in the area have led to various theories about spaceships, buried metals, and mysterious radiation, which have further enhanced its visitors’ interest.
4. Trickeye Museum, South Korea
Trick Eye Museum is another entertainment venue in South Korea. In fact, it’s an exhibition space where local culture and entertainment become one. This space is decorated with paintings and installations that use three-dimensional techniques in order to seduce and astonish visitors. It is based on a traditional technical method, which can turn two-dimensional paintings into three-dimensional ones, using various dimensions, ultimately creating an optical illusion.
All the above destinations can certainly guarantee exceptional moments for everyone. Any of these visits will leave you open-mouthed and will surely remain etched in your memory. As I mentioned at the beginning of this article, however, all these optical illusions are nothing more than an “inability” of our own brain to perceive what is really happening before our eyes.
This, of course, has nothing to do with the general ability of our sight to see and locate objects in a surrounding space. Therefore, we must know that our sight is one of the most valuable assets, and that is why we must protect it in every way we can. Continuous monitoring and prevention of our vision is our sole responsibility to prevent possible complications in our vision. By trusting a reliable ophthalmologist, such as Aris Konstantopoulos of the Aris Vision Correction Clinic, you can ensure this valuable asset’s preservation and care.
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Mirela Letailleur is a Romanian travel blogger getting ready to move to France. She writes on The Travel Bunny travel blog about affordable travel in Europe, creator of unique free travel guides, local travel expert. Problem solver. Wannabe coffee guru.
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