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Art as Visual Research: Kinetic Illusions in Op Art [Preview]

Art and neuroscience combine to create fascinating examples of illusory motion

OP ART IS ALIVE AND WELL
Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a professor of psychology at Ritsumeikan University in Japan, follows in the footsteps of the great op artists of the 20th century. Waterway Spirals is a compelling and powerful version of French op artist Isia Léviant's now classic Enigma. Observe the strong illusory motion along the blue spiraling stripe.

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