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By on April 4, 2011, with 49 Comments

What I need you to do is stare at the center of the grid below. After some time you will see the grid begin to heal itself. Continue staring, and finally the grid will appear perfectly “healed”. This piece was created by Ryota Kanai, where the optical illusion is caused by our brain expecting to see something, so it processes the eye’s signal in a way that creates something that makes sense on one hand, but ends far from what our eyes originally saw! Let’s see if it worked for you as it did for me…. Btw, thank you for your Paris hints!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Talis-Phn/1415535084 Talis Pähn

    i feel so simple…

  • Care Bear

    Looks a little like my last pair of nylons.

  • billyg420

    WOW! that’s pretty cool.
    1st comment

  • Tonatiuht

    the illusion is easy to look, but I think that also on the other way is possible, if you look the part that is damage the center will start to see damage too.

  • toby

    awesome!

  • apoorva

    best illusion i ever saw……….wonderful….

  • sionide

    That is magic!! Works for me…! But the after image is pretty bad!

  • http://www.imaccanici.org Steve

    A crazy way of demonstrating how our brain processes the input it receives, like the famous spinning spiral illusion :D

  • vgj

    WOW

  • Hering

    The three holes at the left do remain, however.

  • http://madelonetjj.deviantart.com Madelon

    I’m seeing rainbows in it too! XD

  • txedomoon

    Nice one! Yes it does start “healing.” But I also found that if I’m not steady enough in my gaze it fractures to a greater degree. (Is this just me?)

  • mike

    that is cool

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Valerie-Warde/100000605665915 Valerie Warde

    Sort of worked for me. When I was looking at the centre of the grid it straightened out a litle then I had a 3D moment and went into the picture. The black behind the white began to move backwards. Wasn’t expecting that to happen!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Haviland/100000657164709 Richard Haviland

    Tryed the grid with my glasses on, part of it “healed”, not all. Took my glasses off and the ehtire grid healed after a few moments.Interesting illution……….:)

  • Dolphin

    Nice,I like it.

  • Barbarella

    Okay….now THAT is cool!!!
    Thanks.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Adam-Merrill/100002108047836 Adam Merrill

    I didn’t get it too go back perfectly, but it still started to look much more normal. cool.

  • Jeffrey

    It wasn’t exactly perfect; there were 3 or four spaces on the left that were too big to heal, but overall, pretty cool.

  • jelly

    OMG it works!

  • sarah siddiqi

    It worked for me. But it was hard to concentrate on the center. Cool too, keep up the posts!

  • fatimavh

    Nope.Didn’t work for me…

  • Thias Esseboom

    Nice one!

  • No one

    WOW! That’s soo cool!

  • http://www.moillusions.com Mr.Amazed

    that was kuuul ! btw first comment yea

  • Sero

    This one doesn’t work well for me.

    I mean, when I stare so long I get the slight blurryness, it can be hard to tell where the edge of the real grid it, but it seems less of an illusion and more of a “yes, your eyes don’t see too well after staring for awhile”.

  • Chenoa Zephyra

    That’s awesome!

  • orange grove

    Everytime I start staring it begins to “heal” itself but then I blink and I have to start all over again….

  • z2d4th

    I think this one is hard to do on center but on top center is much better.

  • Eric

    this is my absolute favorite kind illusion!the believe the ones that point out defects in our selves/eyes… glitching to fix perception… whodathunkit?

  • ramiro

    lame!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jack

    wow cool i totaly get it omg wtf roflmaonaise

  • Gaël

    I like this kind of illusion, perfect !

  • althas

    so amazing…

  • Josh

    On the other hand. you also seem to see cracks where there aren’t any…

  • tony

    Trippy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandyss-Nikol-Adams/1343240337 Brandyss Nikol’ Adams

    worked for me!

    Love this one…

  • Anonymous

    One of the best illusions I’ve ever seen in this page. Wow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Coen-Hordijk/100001125361050 Coen Hordijk

    great illusion!

  • Scott McNay

    You should put a dot or whatever at the middle for people to stare at. Or does that mess things up?

  • Fixx

    cool!!

  • Dayhinu

    wow wierd…. I wonder why our brains expect to see that?

  • Esteban Serrano

    FINALLY!!! a decent illusion… compared to late… are the fragments suppose to line up… i see a few do that… interesting…

  • ZL123

    Classic, but cool! 8/10

  • nonya

    omfg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • superlegion

    WOAH! repairing grids? just like the lobster on a plate illusion.

  • http://moillusions.com ClassicalMusicDjGD

    interesting. i wonder how our brainsd work for this illusion to work.. hahaha. curious.

  • jazi

    ok didnt work for me hmmmm :/

  • Rui

    No healing…just 3D

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