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Check Out the Mind Bending Patterns That Come Out of Random Dot Patterns

Get enough dots together and your faulty eyeballs start seeing things. With random dot patterns, a simple move of the dots by a few degrees can create trippy concentric circles or wild swirls that move all around the paper. With a more uniform grid of dots, the pattern looks like you’re jumping through a portal into another dimension. Both are so cool.


Watch as Tadashi Tokieda explains the phenomenon below.


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Those concentric circles aren’t due to faulty eyes. You are correctly perceiving a real pattern in the data.