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Re: optical illusion

Post by WildCat » Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:55 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
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.
I was making screen caps of the images I thought were photoshopped, but the screen caps loooked normal.

It is a weird phenomena.
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Re: optical illusion

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Witness » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:55 am

Nyarlathotep wrote: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.
As suggested on Nyarl's link, the effect persists even if you hide one of the two faces (but still center your gaze on the cross). One of the comments was "overclocking the visual cortex"! :D

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:18 am

How many black dots do you count?

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:05 am

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 12, 2016 11:08 am

Yep. Kinda confusing though because when you look at one the others seem to disappear.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by asthmatic camel » Mon Sep 26, 2016 7:05 pm

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:32 pm

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Re: optical illusion

Post by sparks » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 pm

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Re: optical illusion

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Re: optical illusion

Post by Bruce » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:34 am

Best new one I've seen in a long time.
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Can be spinning left or right.

Once your brain locks onto one direction, it's really hard to switch to the other. Try closing your left eye and right eye back and forth. You'll eventually see both.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by robinson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Wow, just wow
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:02 pm

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Re: optical illusion

Post by gnome » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:24 pm

I wonder if a person would look odd walking past that area, because our brain is using the floor for visual cues on relative size and distance.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:12 pm

OK, technically not an illusion but interesting

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gnome wrote:I wonder if a person would look odd walking past that area, because our brain is using the floor for visual cues on relative size and distance.
It might, but I'm not sure if that's what it was designed for.

This one however is:
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Re: optical illusion

Post by ed » Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:18 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:OK, technically not an illusion but interesting

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That was a fad sorta thing back in the 17th 18th century. The artist would paint the image using a mirror.
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:OK, technically not an illusion but interesting

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Re: optical illusion

Post by sparks » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:25 pm

Are you trying to tell us that dried corn husks turn into frogs?
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Re: optical illusion

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:18 am

Hide the middle part:

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Re: optical illusion

Post by ceptimus » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:20 pm

There are only three different colours in this image.

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