MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A video of eight dots rolling along a circle is more than first meets the eye.
YouTube user brusspup, who creates videos of optical illusions, uploaded the video Monday. It now has more than 2 million views.
As the video demonstrates, each dot isn’t actually rolling along the circle — they’re moving along straight lines. You can recognize this without the help of the lines by focusing on one dot at a time. If you look at all of the dots at once, however, your brain just recognizes a rolling ring of dots.
Beginning at 0:43, one dot is added at a time. When the fourth dot appears, you’ll notice they form a rotating square.
Brusspup writes, “This is just another example of looking deeper into something so simple and discovering a hidden pattern.”
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