Distorted Grid Optical Illusion


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!

  • 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


  • apoorva

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

  • sionide

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

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

  • vgj


  • Hering

    The three holes at the left do remain, however.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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!!!

  • 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!

  • 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


  • 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


  • worked for me!

    Love this one…

  • Anonymous

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

  • 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


  • 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


  • superlegion

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

  • 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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