• This Optical Illusion Tricks Your Brain Into Adding Color to a Black and White Photo

    26 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    Photographer, computational biologist, and science presenter Andrew Steele just released a fascinating short video about his favorite optical illusion. By manipulating a function of your visual system, he shows you how you can trick your brain into “adding” color to a black-and-white image.
    This optical illusion is based on a visual process called chromatic adaptation , which is the brain's ability to adjust to changes in lighting in order to keep the colors in the image constant. This is why a piece of white paper continues to “look” white to your brain whether you're looking at it under...
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