Moving Illusions

  • Published on Dec 10, 2013
  • The newest Mind Blow on Vsauce2:
    music by
    brusspup anamorphic illusions:
    ANOMALOUS MOTION by Akiyoshi Kitaoka:
    "Out of Focus" by Akiyoshi Kitaoka:
    anomalous motion explanations:
    how to make YOUR OWN anomalous motion images:
    Animal Collective illusion cover:
    "illusion" etymology:
    really great "game" etymology image:
    dazzle paint:
    "Command And Control" book:
    Disneyland forced perspective:
    Birds use forced perspective:
    Müller-Lyer Illusion and culture:
    anamorphic illusions on street:
    anamorphic illusions STUART TRAY:
    Titanic and recovered bodies:
    Titanic and optical illusions:
    Tooth-drilling and optical illusions:
    The End of History illusion:
    The illusion of control:
    a bunch of neat illusions:
    Architectural illusions:
    Ames room:

Comments • 11 591

  • C & C Miller
    C & C Miller 8 hours ago

    There is one thing that will never change about me.

    HOW MUCH I LOVE TheXvid.

  • Oxist
    Oxist 9 hours ago

    1:26 Pc Users: aM i A jOkE tO yOu?

  • Quadro 201
    Quadro 201 22 hours ago

    It was all fun and games, until that ending fks u up hard

  • Dysprosium Plateau

    Did anyone else freak out when he showed Merriweather Post Pavilion

  • ҪҩғӀ Ҫоҗҗҿӆҭ

    The Illusion of Free will or the Illusion of a Capital I and a little l.
    Do I come here because I want or because of my subconscious telling me, i should want, to move the hand and click there...

  • Riley Watkins
    Riley Watkins 2 days ago

    Hey soy sauce michle hear

  • Mavic Master2975
    Mavic Master2975 3 days ago

    This is howtobasic’s real face

  • Shadowkiller :P
    Shadowkiller :P 3 days ago

    I can not trust any videos ever again

  • T-sErIeS iS aWeSoMe
    T-sErIeS iS aWeSoMe 3 days ago

    4:19 that’s savage

  • Jimmy Murray
    Jimmy Murray 4 days ago

    4:27 I cannot get enough of this

  • Roblox Arguments
    Roblox Arguments 5 days ago

    Who else felt like he make the sssss sound like 1000 times?

  • Qwerty_Games510
    Qwerty_Games510 6 days ago

    1:27 wut if uyr on a computer

  • meryem ertürk
    meryem ertürk 6 days ago

    now I am not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • meryem ertürk
    meryem ertürk 6 days ago

    I was subscribed

  • meryem ertürk
    meryem ertürk 6 days ago

    stop talking

  • Freddy mayo 14
    Freddy mayo 14 7 days ago +1

    Why is this recommended now

  • Anti face reveal guy

    I'm going to a illusion museum. For 1hour. My mind will be oofed.

  • LLJ ツ
    LLJ ツ 7 days ago


  • My hero Academic
    My hero Academic 8 days ago

    You just broke the magic of Disney land and Disney World

  • rain Caseñas
    rain Caseñas 9 days ago

    *ILLUSION 100*

  • J Jordan
    J Jordan 10 days ago

    his channel is just a giant existential crisis

  • Luca Wilson
    Luca Wilson 11 days ago

    His name is Michael. He has a world record of most subscribers for a sieance

  • 煙328LilTentacion21
    煙328LilTentacion21 11 days ago

    I have it on my wallpaper on school computer

  • Connor The Canister
    Connor The Canister 11 days ago


  • Luna Lovegood
    Luna Lovegood 11 days ago

    Well there goes my plans for going to disneyland..

  • Luna Lovegood
    Luna Lovegood 11 days ago

    “But illusions aren’t just fun and games, they also TEACH us about our brains!”
    *quickly clicks of the video*

  • Paul Nigel Rivero
    Paul Nigel Rivero 12 days ago

    Im watching it on a tv

  • Sharp
    Sharp 12 days ago +1

    Who else feels sick just hearing and saying the word Motion blur

  • im just unoriginal, nothing else •

    *can eggs be an optical illusion?*

  • Internet User
    Internet User 14 days ago

    "But Illusions can't be movie
    "I can bee movie"

  • Kozmobot
    Kozmobot 14 days ago

    Don't lie, the photos do not move.
    I have no stress today.

    WIKING 14 days ago

    i have too shack my pc fore it too work 1:29

  • English Guy4
    English Guy4 14 days ago +4

    6:16 I know how to fix it. Just turn your render distance to the same as the object fade distance.

  • 9 year old
    9 year old 15 days ago +2

    I did not see anything move.


  • Elvira Librada
    Elvira Librada 15 days ago

    He keeps popping out from below...

  • Omega Ultra
    Omega Ultra 16 days ago

    6:23 the water chunk didn’t load in.

  • L Sharp
    L Sharp 16 days ago

    6:15 and here we can see the wild slenderman grabbing flying boats out of the air to store for the winter

  • JJ
    JJ 16 days ago

    9:20 PRESS EM!!!

  • JJ
    JJ 16 days ago

    If you stare at if it won't move, if you blink or move your eyes, it will

  • Rage and a dog
    Rage and a dog 17 days ago

    When I look at the thumbnail it started to move the image is a still picture

  • Nate Vanwagner
    Nate Vanwagner 17 days ago

    1:23 “gently shake your device...”

    Pc users: am I a joke to you?

  • Dyaminnell 7145
    Dyaminnell 7145 17 days ago

    I was just browsing my recommended and I saw my screen vibrate in a little spot. It was the thumbnail of this video.

  • Link
    Link 17 days ago

    I don't see anything moving.

  • Junaidah Ahmad
    Junaidah Ahmad 17 days ago +1

    Hai how to basic

  • ParkourPenguin Gaming
    ParkourPenguin Gaming 17 days ago

    1:23 woah

  • wha. iel
    wha. iel 18 days ago

    Good thing I'm blind lmAo

  • Thomas Keir
    Thomas Keir 18 days ago

    Oh shoot Vsauce is here

  • Cuddles the Cat
    Cuddles the Cat 18 days ago

    I was reading a Catwad book and I saw that a comic frame with a heart background was moving in different spots and looked a bit different in color too. (They were purple and when they “moved” they had a tiny look of blue in them)

  • Tyler Johnson
    Tyler Johnson 18 days ago

    Smart enough to build the b52, yet fooled by a simple video editing trick. I’m not convinced. America’s military industrial complex was merely interested in robbing the American people. And only Americans are dumb enough to accept such an excuse

  • Adam D
    Adam D 18 days ago

    The illusion of control by dumb socialists who think they can control and micro manage everything. They have terrible risk management and socialist policies are risky. But they pitch themselves as the do gooders.

  • Kenmentine
    Kenmentine 18 days ago

    *Shake your device?* Bruh. I'm using laptop/computer..


    *go to laptop and shake*

  • Ethan Abanales
    Ethan Abanales 19 days ago

    The thumbnail the circle I saw it moving.

  • George_Saladbar
    George_Saladbar 19 days ago


    bItch WhAt tHe fAk

  • русский человек

    Pssst I have a secret.

    Vsauce is a illusion

  • Turtle Human
    Turtle Human 19 days ago

    1:23 If you shake your screen, the blue things look like they are moving.

  • Bobbie Morris
    Bobbie Morris 19 days ago


  • motrasssX
    motrasssX 19 days ago

    0:58 i think my brain just got broken even after i pause it still moves

  • Spazar
    Spazar 19 days ago

    6:24 Stupid minecraft rendering chunks

  • Blue Hedgehog gamer 1234

    I saw the thumbnail and I was very confuzzled

  • Crlospicey weiner
    Crlospicey weiner 20 days ago

    So is it Vsauce or Michael

  • karmette
    karmette 20 days ago

    yo i bet this is the solution to alien sightings

  • karmette
    karmette 20 days ago

    i focused and sat still and it didnt move. then i unfocused and relaxed my eyes and the objects began to move once again.

  • Zaiderian
    Zaiderian 20 days ago

    W-was The thumbnail moving??!

  • Anim musicTM
    Anim musicTM 20 days ago

    Who else just enjoy the pics and not listening to Vsauce

  • lovme2x
    lovme2x 20 days ago

    Vsauce you are a meme

  • Amin Ghafoori
    Amin Ghafoori 20 days ago

    This video was really good thank you

    BARK! BARK! !KRAB !KRAB 20 days ago +1

    Can i use illusion's so somebody can sub to me?

  • Pruk3035
    Pruk3035 21 day ago

    _why am I watching this_

  • PickaxeBop
    PickaxeBop 21 day ago


  • Jojozz Z is pronounced like an actual ZEE

    In the beginning I just kept blinking every second I do it again and it becomes still

  • Iceypumpkin head
    Iceypumpkin head 21 day ago +7

    "gently shake your device"
    Ok *shakes phone*
    *Blue circles move*
    what the fukkkk....

  • Horizon 21
    Horizon 21 21 day ago

    even the thumbnail moves

  • Shahmeer Gaming
    Shahmeer Gaming 21 day ago


  • ??? ???
    ??? ??? 21 day ago

    thats certainly one way to get me to click on a video

  • Calvin Fulgencio
    Calvin Fulgencio 21 day ago

    Oh i Get it
    when you Look at it Directly it stops but when you look at side of your Eyes it Starts Moving

  • Kellan Watford
    Kellan Watford 21 day ago

    I just thunked to hard

  • anonymous turtle
    anonymous turtle 21 day ago

    me: I'm not fooled at all because I've seen that one so many times

  • Xenon Games
    Xenon Games 21 day ago

    I have a headache

  • Angelo Pacia
    Angelo Pacia 21 day ago +2

    Even the thumbnail is moving

  • AirPods.mp4
    AirPods.mp4 21 day ago +2

    Is it bad that the first illusion didn’t work for me?

  • Kavin Unka
    Kavin Unka 22 days ago +2

    Vsauce: so you understand
    Me: uhhhh sure...

  • Daniel Nah
    Daniel Nah 22 days ago

    Nah the chunks haven't loaded yet

  • PuBg PlAyEr
    PuBg PlAyEr 22 days ago +4

    * looks at thumbnail *
    * starts shaking tablet *
    Me: ALREADY?!?!?!?!

  • THOT Police
    THOT Police 22 days ago

    I'm blind

  • Life Loser
    Life Loser 22 days ago

    1:26 pause and shake your phone, if you see it please like

  • Aura Dragon
    Aura Dragon 22 days ago

    uhhh... whaaat..?

  • Jen Fenell
    Jen Fenell 22 days ago +1

    Is this some April Fools Joke TheXvid is pulling on me where they remove comments?

  • Zoomy z
    Zoomy z 22 days ago

    Umm the picture wasn't moving for me help

  • DoulBY
    DoulBY 22 days ago

    dad says my future is an illusion

  • Razvan Gheorghe Ciubotariu

    0:00 thats moving too!

  • XxLucky_63
    XxLucky_63 22 days ago


  • Jun Bagtas
    Jun Bagtas 23 days ago +2

    1:27 (if your on mobile) Shake Your Phone And You'll Find Something interesting :)

  • GD - Anthony
    GD - Anthony 23 days ago

    0:00, I don’t get it
    I read it, but it’s still the same

  • im gay
    im gay 23 days ago +1

    / \

  • halel tolentino
    halel tolentino 23 days ago

    u look like HowToBasic (1st time watching ur video)

  • The Mangster
    The Mangster 23 days ago

    what the hell did you to me?!!

  • Shrek O Thon
    Shrek O Thon 23 days ago

    Nah those are just some bugs and glitches

  • Kitty Mittens
    Kitty Mittens 23 days ago

    Blue circles ain’t workin

  • Vincent Wu
    Vincent Wu 23 days ago

    what was the music called at the end of the video? 10:16? plz notice

  • E.J. King
    E.J. King 23 days ago

    This is terrible, telling us that we can’t control our future... of course we can, if we want to change ourselves we can work to do that, that part was stupid