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What Are Optical Illusions? - Definition & Types

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Which of the following best describes an optical illusion?

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1. Sarah and Steph are both staring at an optical illusion. Sarah sees a duck and Steph sees a rabbit. What type of illusion are the girls most likely looking at?

2. For her birthday, Josephine's parents had a very special picture made. The picture was created by hundreds of tiny photos of Josephine, her family, and her friends. Due to the coloring and positions of these photos, when viewed from a distance they create a portrait of Josephine's face. What type of illusion is this?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Optical illusions consist of a variety of tricks played on the mind that the lesson quiz and worksheet will help you review. Get the details on each type of optical illusion and understand why they have these particular effects on the brain.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These resources will test you on:

  • Examples of the different optical illusions
  • Description of an optical illusion
  • Negative version of an image
  • Individual perspective on optical illusions
  • Optical illusions using distance

Skills Practiced

The quiz and worksheet will assess your skills of:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples of various optical illusions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as physical and cognitive illusions

Additional Learning

Review the associated lesson, What Are Optical Illusions? - Definition & Types, to be sure that you have covered all of the material. You can work on these objectives using this lesson:

  • Identify the various types of optical illusion
  • Understand how individual perspective can affect how an optical illusion is viewed
  • Define the term optical illusion
  • Know about the negative version of an image
  • Understand the tricks that optical illusions play on the brain
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