This optical illusion set is located at the MIT museum in Cambridge, and is consisted of eight portraits. The whole set was created by Aude Oliva, Ph.D. The small thumbnail on the left gives you idea what you would see when you’re far away from it – Looks like 8 different portraits, right? Well, as you assumed it’s just another optical illusion. To experience the effect, you have to look at each portrait from smaller distance. I enlarged the photos for you the see them easier (or you can open the left photo in full-size).
You can see them all magically turn to Albert Einstein. The expanded image changes as you get closer. You see It’s JUST Einstein. You can try again, by expanding the image and stepping backward! How did this work? Our eyes see the details when we get closer, and this changes our perception of the image! Jump inside this article to see all the close-ups (8 of them), and if all this still isn’t enough, I linked some words to similar hybrid optical illusions. This should be enough for some time. Also, please take a second to vote for this story on Digg.