EAE comes in many shapes and colors. Individual variants of EAE present a baffling complexity of different aspects and traits, clinical, immunological, and structural. But, embedded in this seemingly chaotic image, the educated eye will discern patterns that retrace fundamental features of immune response, in particular, autoimmunity and self-tolerance. EAE and its variants thus can be likened to an autostereogram, i.e. they are an immunologist's magic eye.