Science Thursday, September 5th 2013 at 6:30 pm

Can You Really Trust What Your Eyes are Telling You, Man? [Video]

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Our brains judge color and lighting in context with one another in order to perceive the world around us, and sometimes that doesn’t work out so well. That’s where those awesome optical illusions come from — you know, the ones that make you think two colors are completely different when it’s actually the same color. But how does that work? AsapSCIENCE has the scoop.

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