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Can you trust your eyes?

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Things might not always be exactly as you see them. In other words, our eyes can trick us. Hmmm. That is quite an interesting statement. Is it true? How and why might this happen? Watch this lesson to find out more!

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How did organisms evolve to have eyes? Start here: The evolution of the human eye. Your brain can be tricked by your eyes! This TED Ed lesson: How optical illusions trick your brain, is a great place to find out more!Still finding all this illusion stuff fascinating? Click here for more awesome examples of illusions!TED Ed has some great lessons on the eyes. Take a look at these: What cameras see that our eyes don't and How we see color.

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