Dr. Yury Petrov and graduate student Jiehui Qian were featured on the website NewScientist. They created a new visual illusion, called the Star Trek illusion, in which white dots and their shadows appear to change in contrast, grow and shrink in size and vary in depth. However, none of these actions are actually happening. Instead, the brain is tricked in three different ways. To read the full article and watch a video of the illusion, click here.
Professor Petrov Develops “Star Trek” Illusion
By Randy Colvin | Published: March 20, 2012