Don't worry, I can't believe this spinning optical illusion either

An optical illusion has me perplexed yet again. We've seen so many optical illusions at Creative Bloq, that they should no longer faze us. A horse that rotates in two directions simultaneously? Seen that. Squares that look like they're moving but are actually stock still? We've seen dozens of them.

And yet here's another optical illusion that's left me in awe at how it's possible for our perception to be fooled. It shows two circular groups of ovals arranged a little like the petals on a flower. The two groups appear to be moving at different speeds, but we're promised that they're rotating at exactly the same pace. Confused and amazed? For more such mind-benders, see our favourite must-see optical illusions of all time.

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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.