Sometimes Your Dumb Brain Plays Tricks On You (52 Optical Illusions)

Remember those infuriating, eye-watering Magic Eye puzzles? Sometimes a photograph accidentally captures an image so confusing that it briefly short-circuits our brains in much the same way. The optical illusion at first appears shocking until you squint and turn your head and cross your eyes and eventually (hopefully) come to understand what the heck is going on.

Often these images appear to depict some anatomical impossibility or nightmarish creature, other times something perfectly innocent looks dirty as hell.

Good luck deciphering some of these. If you’re out of psychedelic drugs this may be the next best thing.

More weird or interesting pics: