Peripheral Drift – rotating snakes image

Peripheral Drift – rotating snakes image

Tinselman had a link to these wonderfully confusing images. Nothing is actually moving on the screen – they work if you print them out, too. Here’s a short explanation of the peripheral drift illusion. And I found this article on the science of optical illusions.

6 thoughts on “Peripheral Drift – rotating snakes image

  1. alok says:

    the link to explanation wasn’t entirely correct. it just points to a pdf with further enhancements to the illusion, it not exactly a short explanation….

  2. Mr. Monday says:


    You can check the research from SIGGRAPH 2008:

    Automatically generate animating self-animating images :)

  3. Mohid says:

    Wow, nice illusion :).

    best regards

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