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optical illusion

Post by Bruce » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:50 am

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The more you watch, the more freaky and distorted the faces appear.

Except for Tom Cruise.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:51 am

Wow, that is freaky. :couchpotato:
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Re: optical illusion

Post by asthmatic camel » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:10 am

Tom Cruise is a "Clear". All his Thetans have been exorcised, so it doesn't work for him.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Rob Lister » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:35 pm

photoshop = optical illusion?

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Re: optical illusion

Post by WildCat » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:05 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:Wow, that is freaky. :couchpotato:
But not an optical illusion. Just plain photoshop.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by DrMatt » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:10 pm

Peripheral vision=ability to note that a lot of celebrities have freaky faces....
direct vision: too used to them to notice.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by no one in particular » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:02 am

WildCat wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Wow, that is freaky. :couchpotato:
But not an optical illusion. Just plain photoshop.
Incorrect. Read the instructions and try again.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by clarsct » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:09 am

i noticed that the eyes appeared larger...perhaps it's our brain's focus on eyes?

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Bruce » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 am

I keep thinking that I see old Michael Jackson in those pictures, but he don't even appear once.

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The optical illusion makes it appear that hall of the celebrities have had horribly disfiguring plastic surgery.....well, even more so than currently.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:32 am

honestly, i don't get what it is i'm supposed to notice other than some of the images are photoshopped to be very distorted.

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Re: optical illusion

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:45 am

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WildCat wrote:
Anaxagoras wrote:Wow, that is freaky. :couchpotato:
But not an optical illusion. Just plain photoshop.
Incorrect. Read the instructions and try again.
That's smoke and mirrors. Cover up one and look at the other, you'll see some of the pics are distorted with photoshop.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:53 am

It works for me so long as I keep staring at the cross; move my eyes away for an instant and all I see are slightly distorted photoshop images.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:09 am

Actually now I don't think they're photoshopped, it is an illusion.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:11 am

I think it's shopped in so far as the eyes are all in very much the same position in each pair of pics. That seems to be what people look at first and is probably what fools the brain.

But I'm drunk as a skunk. :)
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:28 am

It's called the Flashed Face Distortion Effect and from the sounds of it, it happens because the brain is trying to quickly figure the difference between one face and the next so ends up exagerating each face.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by asthmatic camel » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:30 am

Smartass.

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Nyarlathotep » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:31 am

asthmatic camel wrote:Smartass.

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Re: optical illusion

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:01 am

Nyarlathotep wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Smartass.

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Re: optical illusion

Post by gnome » Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:17 pm

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 pm

WildCat wrote:Actually now I don't think they're photoshopped, it is an illusion.
Even if there is some photoshop going on there, what I was seeing was totally surreal. If you follow the instructions and watch the center cross the faces become like Salvador Dali paintings or weird cartoon caricatures.

Our brains (or at least my brain) just doesn't have quite enough time to process each face before it changes to the next one, which creates a weird effect where the faces don't look real.
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