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Re: optical illusion

Postby 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

Postby Rob Lister » Fri Apr 11, 2014 11:15 am

[video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmFmYLAveWM#t=45[/video]

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Re: optical illusion

Postby 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

Postby Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:18 am

How many black dots do you count?

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Re: optical illusion

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

12.

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Re: optical illusion

Postby 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

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

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Re: optical illusion

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

I did her

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Re: optical illusion

Postby sparks » Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:50 pm

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Re: optical illusion

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Re: optical illusion

Postby 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

Postby robinson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:58 pm

Wow, just wow
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