Illusion Puts Rotating Snakes in Your Brain

From @vaughanbell at Mind Hacks:

The latest Journal of Neuroscience features a study on the neuroscience behind Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s famous Rotating Snakes illusion and to celebrate they’re made a ‘Rotating Brain’ illusion for the front cover.

This type of illusion, often called a peripheral drift illusion, was thought to occur due to slow drifting eye movements but this new study suggests that it is more likely to be explained by rapid but tiny eye movements called saccades.

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