Optical Illusions: Animations and Other Ways to Trick your Brain

There are so many fun ways to trick your eyes and brain! Create toys that play with how we take in and process visual information. We’ll also make our own versions of some classic optical illusions and talk about how MIT scientists are using them to discover new details about how our brains work.


  • Index cards or thin cardboard
  • Plain white paper
  • A pencil
  • Markers
  • Scissors
  • Tape