Adelson’s Shadow Illusion. The world is an illusion.

The world is not real. We make it up!

Adelson’s Shadow Illusion shows just how much our brains are making up.

Squares A and B are in fact exactly the same shades of grey. But because our brain expects them to be a checker board we do not see them as they are. Our brain makes it up.

Even when we are shown the reality the illusion still works.

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