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Optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi

Kaleidoscope picture-illusion full of colors, based on the modern concept of Gestalt psychology. Optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi

Optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi. Eye Rays. Kaleidoscopic picture-illusion full of colors, based on the modern concept of Gestalt psychology

Optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi
It’s hard to believe that all these colorful images in front of us are still images, but not animations. Kitaoka Akiyoshi is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan studying visual perception, visual illusion, optical illusion, trompe l’oeil, 3D, etc. Specializing in visual perception, Kitaoka Akiyoshi has created a kaleidoscopic picture-illusion full of colors, based on the modern concept of Gestalt psychology. Gestalt psychology is a theory of the Berlin School on mind and brain. And the operational principle of gestalt psychology is that the brain is holistic, parallel, and analog, with self-organizing tendencies. The principle maintains that the human eye sees objects in their entirety before perceiving their individual parts, suggesting the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Kurt Koffka is the author of the original phrase (though mistranslated) “The whole is other than the sum of the parts”.

Kaleidoscope of colors in optical illusions by Professor Kitaoka Akiyoshi

Kaleidoscope picture-illusion full of colors, a waving motion illusion based on the modern concept of Gestalt psychology. Created by Psychology Professor Kitaoka Akiyoshi

Kaleidoscope of colors in optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi

Kaleidoscope picture-illusion full of colors, based on the modern concept of Gestalt psychology. Created by Psychology Professor Kitaoka Akiyoshi

Kaleidoscope of colors in optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi

Moving Mona Lisa Face in optical illusion by Professor Kitaoka Akiyoshi

Optical illusions by Professor Akiyoshi

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