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 • 11 006

  • Dot Com
    Dot Com 3 hours ago

    Illusions can also *Bee Movie* ng

  • Chaos Coyote
    Chaos Coyote 16 hours ago

    This episode is hurting my eyes ;_;

  • ufospiral
    ufospiral 23 hours ago

    I think I accidentaly created an illusion while making an art
    If you are looking at it and slighty shake the device, the trees appear to jiggle

  • Rafal Iwanczuk
    Rafal Iwanczuk Day ago

    This image appears to be moving even though it's not. Also, you will be different in 10 years from now.

  • PlumbingFan
    PlumbingFan Day ago

    0:29 Nice rhyme xD

  • Kris Stottlemire

    I didn't see the first illusion.

  • 18 Naked Cowboys In The Showers At Ram Ranch

    that kid on the street illusion is unbelievably stupid. You could be driving completely safe, paying attention, but end up slamming your breaks because a kid shows up off the pavement out of nowhere. that's begging for someone to get rear ended. Come on Canada, you're supposed to be smarter than us.

  • Chapper Noddle
    Chapper Noddle 2 days ago

    He’s not moving it’s an illusion

  • Nicopera
    Nicopera 3 days ago

    Kiss ya

  • Fling Gonza
    Fling Gonza 3 days ago

    6:17 bro, just change the render distance in the settings. Easy peasy.

  • Not Basic
    Not Basic 5 days ago +1

    Dropped my monitor for this.

  • variax2
    variax2 7 days ago

    Alright y'all, not a scientist, but I'm pretty cross faded and alot of these didn't work for me, scientist, work it out, why?

  • Red Lord
    Red Lord 8 days ago

    Ah, I see you got benny's suit in the thumbnail

  • Gappie Al Kebabi
    Gappie Al Kebabi 9 days ago

    dude I had my sound muted and your intro literally jumpscared me

  • lumberjack
    lumberjack 9 days ago


  • GP Jr
    GP Jr 10 days ago

    2018 anyone

  • BM 1334
    BM 1334 11 days ago

    That intro looked like my L trips god damn

  • Cheyanne Forbes
    Cheyanne Forbes 12 days ago

    Yeah I used to fall for that “end of history” illusion when I was in my emo phase in middle school.

  • Austin Hernandez
    Austin Hernandez 12 days ago

    Free will doesn't exist, free will is in fact just an illusion.

  • Superdoggedude
    Superdoggedude 13 days ago

    Earth has glitches like a video game
    god is fixing earth glitches
    Owners is fixing the video game glitches

  • Zewspit
    Zewspit 14 days ago

    I didn’t get effected by half of those

  • Merciless Gaming
    Merciless Gaming 14 days ago

    3:34 ''bushmen'' (unsubscribe)

  • SavageFox 175
    SavageFox 175 14 days ago

    He deserves more subs, he doesnt monetise his videos, because he doesnt want toearn money from these videos. He does it because that is what he loves doing. Leave him a sub 😉

  • Classic Miner1
    Classic Miner1 15 days ago

    0:20 vsauce is just moving it

  • Holly T
    Holly T 16 days ago

    Can i ask,
    How does the soviet illusion work??
    Its such a big scale
    And does the us wasted $900000000 for nothing
    Or did they put those 2000 bombers into good use?

    KILLER BEAN 16 days ago

    The songs in these videos always make me feel so uncomfortable

  • xXTheGamerXx
    xXTheGamerXx 16 days ago

    Gently shake device *shakes tv* there goes $2000 down the drain

  • John Dough
    John Dough 20 days ago +1

    I'm pretty sure I'm having a seizure right now.

  • 420,360 subs without a single video

    2:35 Ha!

  • Swedish Comedian
    Swedish Comedian 20 days ago

    It moved when hav your cursor on the video exposed!

  • Cøffee Cup
    Cøffee Cup 21 day ago

    I’m *_shook_* by that jiggling blue circles illusion

  • Swagger Swags
    Swagger Swags 23 days ago

    How can you tell an illusion. What if the reality itself is the biggest most complex illusion. Existence is weird

  • Trav Rad
    Trav Rad 23 days ago

    Flat earthers should watch this.

  • Alex Babin
    Alex Babin 23 days ago

    I aslo Lkie taht popele are cabaple of radeing atnyhtnig, eevn if its toatl gbirriesh jsut bcuaese the frist and lsat Lrettes of the wrods rmarien ucngahned.

  • ohitscosmo
    ohitscosmo 24 days ago

    "sometimes it even pays handsomely to admit you dont have control"
    wow.... damn i am feeling VERY existential right now

  • Mariek1975
    Mariek1975 24 days ago


  • Kevin Lopez
    Kevin Lopez 25 days ago

    He was like the pewdiepie of his time

  • Jeremy Gillins
    Jeremy Gillins 25 days ago

    when Vsauce first said "thanks for watching", did he say "and as always"?

  • Logan Joseph
    Logan Joseph 25 days ago


  • C.V.A NO.58
    C.V.A NO.58 25 days ago

    4:15 wouldn't you swerve out the way and crash though

  • plissken151
    plissken151 26 days ago

    this guy's got a face for radio. for the love of god, stop recording yourself. it's unsettling.

  • Crazy Red
    Crazy Red 26 days ago

    0:00 i paused it & still saw it moving

  • Kevin Luo
    Kevin Luo 27 days ago

    7:38 So true.

  • Al Kaholic
    Al Kaholic 28 days ago

    1:22 yeah I don't think I'll be shaking my 42" TV around, no matter how gently. Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

  • Shiba Kumari Panta
    Shiba Kumari Panta 29 days ago


  • Caleb Yarbrough
    Caleb Yarbrough 29 days ago

    We all gonna ignore that Michael just called Luda a joke?

  • Ella Vesper
    Ella Vesper Month ago

    Does anybody else find that funny when Michael just jumps to the camera?

  • i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i! i!i!

    None of the images seemed like illusions. I can't see the movement and i don't know why. I have autism, but I don't know if that affects it.

  • AwesomeWeirdo58
    AwesomeWeirdo58 Month ago

    wow i paused the begging it still moves

  • Lev Castle
    Lev Castle Month ago +6

    Every Like I Add 1 🐕

  • Alex Carey
    Alex Carey Month ago

    What if 10 years ago I was 4

  • Thirdoh
    Thirdoh Month ago

    whats the outro music?

  • Vinny Herrera
    Vinny Herrera Month ago

    iM So Fuxkinqqq High Men , WTFF

  • dannore
    dannore Month ago

    Why did the title and description of this video get translated to danish when everything else is still English, I didn't touch any settings

  • Mason Lamb
    Mason Lamb Month ago


  • Felix SoUndSo
    Felix SoUndSo Month ago +1

    the intro is slidely confusing when you are drunk and everything is moving anyway....

  • Doodle Squad
    Doodle Squad Month ago +1

    I commented guys!

  • CrankyKoala
    CrankyKoala Month ago

    Most of these pictures werent an illusion for me 😪😪😪

  • Ashton
    Ashton Month ago

    I don’t see a lot of optical illusions, since I’m blind in one eye. Couldn’t see the first one wave or boil at disappointed :(

  • Aryan Dey
    Aryan Dey Month ago

    Earth is a illusion.

  • Lillian The Dog
    Lillian The Dog Month ago

    Go back and forth it works better than shaking.

  • Funnel web Spider
    Funnel web Spider Month ago

    I got to close my eyes

  • Johnnie Walker
    Johnnie Walker Month ago

    Pause at 0:55

  • haris rekić
    haris rekić Month ago

    6:16 graphics haven't loaded in yet

  • VeLocity
    VeLocity Month ago

    I Have a question. how many Chunks Human have ?? Steve and Alex have maximum 64 chunks and minimum 2 chunks ??

  • Lala Latte
    Lala Latte Month ago

    1:14 Try going closer and farther from your screen on this one.


  • Sofea Richie
    Sofea Richie Month ago +1

    I love this thing lol

  • Redoran
    Redoran Month ago

    2:09 *_Nice_*

  • Cartoon Master
    Cartoon Master Month ago

    The beginning was working...but an ad got in the way and stopped my view of the illusion XD

  • dee dab
    dee dab Month ago

    Omg he showed Animal Collective album 😄

  • Alberto A.G.
    Alberto A.G. Month ago

    What’s the song at 3:33

  • Ryan Salle
    Ryan Salle Month ago

    gotta love gimp

  • Science Kitty
    Science Kitty Month ago

    7:01 im so logical that i know there the same size even when i wasnt told that they were the same size

  • Science Kitty
    Science Kitty Month ago

    3:34, on A, i can make me see 1 is shorter than the bottom, and can also make them appear the same size

  • ZAM
    ZAM Month ago

    At the beginning the paragraph still moves when you pause the video.

  • Ian ta ta Taylor
    Ian ta ta Taylor Month ago

    1:20 pause it and look very close..... it hurts your eyes.....

  • OlliOtter1004
    OlliOtter1004 Month ago

    1:23 if you watch this segment on a phone and then jiggle the phone, the circles move very clearly

  • Meme Poster
    Meme Poster Month ago

    *HEY* vsauce micheal *HERE*

  • Memes With KaYa
    Memes With KaYa Month ago +3

    Who else paused the video...

    Just to check if the optical illusions were real...

  • craig revere
    craig revere Month ago

    whats up michel vsause here

  • Caleb Murray
    Caleb Murray Month ago

    Whats this guys IQ?

  • xXJOEYXx Roblox
    xXJOEYXx Roblox Month ago

    Welp, im from the west.
    I just got *F O O L E D*

  • Kristy Westendorp
    Kristy Westendorp Month ago

    sees rubiks cube: so moves paper: OH MY GOD

  • Kristy Westendorp
    Kristy Westendorp Month ago

    there gonna loose

  • Kristy Westendorp
    Kristy Westendorp Month ago


  • Will Whitty
    Will Whitty Month ago

    @vsauce, there's quite a few things wrong with the end of this video. Taking advice from people in a group is biased perspective and not science. Traders who believe they have an effect on markets are bad at their job. Come on, we expect more unbiased science from you. This is untested, and rather clickbaity.

  • serali
    serali Month ago

    Hold your head and it will stay still

  • Ian Cherkauer
    Ian Cherkauer Month ago

    When I had a blue light filter on, I noticed a significantly reduced illusion effect in the intro. Anyone have an idea why?

  • Dave Saldub
    Dave Saldub Month ago

    It didn't appear to move...

  • godwin972
    godwin972 Month ago

    0:37 Rabbit or a habit?

  • Alchemist. Phantom
    Alchemist. Phantom Month ago

    The illusion, the drawings didn’t move for like 3 secs, am I ok?

  • Eli 579
    Eli 579 Month ago

    0:56 blink fast

  • FTG
    FTG Month ago

    Drugs in a nutshell.

  • deepak kundaram
    deepak kundaram Month ago

    Why cant we remember things for life time?

  • Rebecca Larner
    Rebecca Larner 2 months ago

    Vsauce should do a video about autostereograms.

    PIEMAN 2 months ago +1

    the only way to predict your future, is to create it.

  • robloxian pro
    robloxian pro 2 months ago

    why is there titanic in the tags

  • caldera
    caldera 2 months ago

    "shake your device"
    ok michael..
    *grabs pc and shakes*