What do I know?
• They trick your eyes into thinking something is really there when it is not.
• they use patterns to confuse our minds
What have I learned?
What do I want to know?
What action will I take?
How will I learn it?
During this passion time I had fun watching videos on how optical illusions work. I also loved planing, sketching and drawing the optical illusion that we came up with. The part that was most difficult of this passion time was the part when we had to create what the optical illusion would look like. The easiest part was probably figuring out how optical illusions work. I also think it was pretty easy to draw the optical illusion. I not only had fun ,but I learned lots I learned that your brain takes shortcuts so that it doesn't take 1\10 of a second to see things with clear details. I also learned that the brain gets tricked by color and light patterns because it takes the shortcut. I advise people who do a project like this to make sure they spend their time very very very wisely. And to think about things ahead of time because you really need to know what is going to happen next passion time period so there is a plan and you know what to do, which makes you more productive.
Carmen W.'s reflection
During round 3 passion time I learned that light and some color patters trick your eyes. I also learned that your brain takes shortcuts. The most fun thing we did this passion time was drawing the optical illusion. It was fun watching videos on illusions so that we knew what it was that tricked your eyes. Sometimes it is the weird colors that confused your mind but normally it is the repeat of patterns that are really crazy to your eyes. I thought it was very difficult to decide the patterns on the illusion and how to incorporate them. The next time I do this I will most likely use a different kind of pattern on the paper so that I will have a better challenge. If other people do this I would recommend they look at a couple videos to see if they get any other cool ideas from that. After that I think you should research it and decide the cool pattern. If you this project, you do not have to have an elaborate design. You can even start out with something simple.