Harry Houdini Optical Illusion

By Tom Interval

I hope you enjoy the following optical illusion, inspired by an illusion I saw on the Mighty Optical Illusions website, which also shared this one on its site and Facebook page. For the full effect, click on the image to look at the full-size version. I also posted this on my Houdini blog, which you should check out if you haven’t already. The image blends front and profile photos of legendary escapologist and magician Harry Houdini to create what is known as an ambiguous optical illusion. The human visual system, having to process the image at a deeper level to resolve the ambiguity, interprets it in more than one way—a phenomenon called multistable perception.

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About Tom Interval

San Diego Magician Tom Interval, owner of Interval Magic, provides magic entertainment and training to private and corporate clients locally and nationally. A member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM), Society of American Magicians (SAM), and the Academy of Magical Arts (AMA), Interval has captivated tens of thousands of people at numerous venues, including Busch Gardens theme park in Williamsburg, Virginia. With a BA in professional writing and minors in communications and business administration, Interval writes magic-related e-books, magazine articles, and blogs and produces tutorials and related videos for his YouTube channel. Most recently, Interval earned The Linking Ring Award of Excellence for a cover story he wrote for the magicians' publication. To learn more, please visit https://www.intervalmagic.com.
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