Einstein or Marilyn? How this optical illusion hides two faces in one portrait (+video)

April 4, 2015 12:31 PM

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An optical illusion created by MIT shows Marilyn Monroe from far away, but changes to Albert Einstein up close. The illusion offers clues as to how our brains process the details in images or scenes.

You’re probably familiar with classic optical illusions, such as this image titled “My wife and my mother-in-law,” drawn in 1915 by cartoonish W. E. Hill. Depending on how you interpret certain features, the figure appears as either an old woman looking to the side or a young woman looking over her ...

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