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http://i.imgur.com/opNnoOx.gif
The more you watch, the more freaky and distorted the faces appear.

Except for Tom Cruise.
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Re: optical illusion

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

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

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

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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

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

Strange
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Re: optical illusion

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

http://ts2.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.50336122 ... 3&pid=15.1

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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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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no one in particular wrote:
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

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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

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

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asthmatic camel wrote:Smartass.

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Nyarlathotep wrote:
asthmatic camel wrote:Smartass.

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Re: optical illusion

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:db:
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Re: optical illusion

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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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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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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

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How many black dots do you count?

http://i.imgur.com/PjSW9Qr.jpg
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12.
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Re: optical illusion

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Yep. Kinda confusing though because when you look at one the others seem to disappear.
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http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/ ... drcjhg.jpg
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I did her
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Did she show pleasant enthusiasm as you boinked her?
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Best new one I've seen in a long time.
https://i.redd.it/jmv9g6zpv1f01.gif
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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Wow, just wow
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Re: optical illusion

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https://i.redd.it/uwj4uz064fn01.jpg


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Re: optical illusion

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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

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OK, technically not an illusion but interesting

https://i.redd.it/c9laoluz3lo01.jpg
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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Anaxagoras wrote:OK, technically not an illusion but interesting

https://i.redd.it/c9laoluz3lo01.jpg
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

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

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Hide the middle part:

https://i.imgur.com/JvZnrb2.png
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Re: optical illusion

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There are only three different colours in this image.

http://ceptimus.co.uk/freethought/images/illusion.png
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Re: optical illusion

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Most people see the left arm of the Y looking more green and the right arm looking more blue.

How about this one? This also only has three colours, not counting the single black pixel right at the centre.

http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/Monspiral.gif

The 'Y' version again, seeing as how we're on a new page

http://ceptimus.co.uk/freethought/images/illusion.png