Court of Vision

What is an optical illusion? Why do our eyes deceive us at times? To an ordinary observer, the sun appears to be rotating around the earth, yet the opposite is true. Sometimes the moon appears to be a deep yellow or red, other times it appears white, but scientists know that the moon does not actually change color. Our senses, though, can be quite convincing.

The exhibits in the Court of Vision will persuade you that what you see is not necessarily what really exists. Two people can look at the same object at the same time and see two different things.

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