Framing colour illusion

Framing colour illusion

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Caption: Framing colours illusion. Black borders around colours enhance their brightness and prevent clashing. The colours in the pattern on the left appear to be brighter and bolder than those on the right. In actuality the two patterns are identical except for the black edging surrounding the lefthand shapes.

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Keywords: ambiguity, ambiguous, borders, colours, framing colour, illusory, multicoloured, neuroscience, optical illusion, perception, psychology, trick, trickery vision, vision, visual, visual trick

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