After optical illusions, auditory illusions are the new TikTok craze

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We love a good optical illusion here on Creative Bloq and we've enjoyed having our minds turned inside out by everything from horses that rotate in different directions at the same time to moving objects that are still and colours that seem to change when they don't.

Optical illusions have been a massive trend on TikTok too, with videos of mind-boggling spinning cubes and hypnotic patterns with hidden numbers racking up thousands of views. But now TikTokkers are discovering that our vision isn't the only sense that can be fooled. Our ears can too (often with a little help from our eyes), as demonstrated in a flurry of auditory illusions on the platform. Looking for a good old visual mind bender? See our selection of must-see optical illusions.


♬ original sound - Whistle Worthy

♬ original sound - MetaTrip420

♬ dum dum dum dum - adam :)

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.