This Optical Illusion Is Melting My BrainCasey Chan8/17/11 8:33amFiled to: watch thisIllusionillusionsBrainmeltingEdwardadelsonMitCheckershadowillusionShadowsLightingOpticalIllusionOpticalillusions159EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Two tiles, seemingly different colors from one angle are actually the same color in different lighting. I don't get it at all. What's the trickery here? Is it the shadowplay? The lights? The tiles? I don't know.AdvertisementIt's MIT's Edward H. Adelson's checker shadow illusion recreated in real life. Viewing the two tiles without the surrounding context would reveal that the two tiles actually are the same color. Nuts. [BrussPup via The Daily What You can keep up with Casey Chan, the author of this post, on Twitter or Facebook.