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Optical illusion, kids vs adults

 
 
Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:19 pm
Here's one that kids are supposed to see differently than adults. Can anyone with one of those (kids) around verify?

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh275/pizzler/doublepicillusion.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:36 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Well waddaya know.

I might have to go drag Mo out of bed to answer your question.

<dophins, dolphins, please say dolphins>

Interesting picture.
hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:37 pm
I don't have a kid to prove it but I'd say this is fair dinkum.

When there is insufficient information the brain plays pattern matching with the visual input, trying to guess what it's looking at. If a child had not had prior experience of the visual (probably rare in this day and age) I can see why the pattern wouldn't register.

PS I don't think anyone will take up the experiment and actually show a child suggestive images. Maybe.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:38 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I see dead people.
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littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:48 pm
@Robert Gentel,
no matter what I try, I see NO dolphins.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:53 pm
@Robert Gentel,
I see 8 dolphins, one of them is just a fin though and blends with the dark background. But I only saw them when I knew they were in there.
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 09:55 pm
@dagmaraka,
Really? Where? Does the dolphin version include the bottle or no?
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:06 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

PS I don't think anyone will take up the experiment and actually show a child suggestive images. Maybe.


I thought that some people might think that way, but then again there are some pretty smart moms around here who might get that it can't suggest what the child hasn't already seen.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:18 pm
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:

Well waddaya know.

I might have to go drag Mo out of bed to answer your question.

<dophins, dolphins, please say dolphins>

Interesting picture.


What Mo is going to tell you, is that if it's supposed to be a bat, it should go like this, not like that.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:27 pm
@littlek,
I can see the nine.


They are around the bodies...

Eg...look in the black spaces defining the woman's arms......there be dolphins!

There are 2 more defining the man's arms around the woamn...and one defining the bottom of her left breast.

There is one 1..(tail)... defining her pubic area, and this one continues and is also the shadow defining her R inner thigh...and so on.


There's a little cutie where their foreheads are.
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:28 pm
@Borat Sister,
Ok, I am supposed to be good at negative space. I see vaguely dolphin-shaped smudges.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:31 pm
@littlek,
Oh...mote it be your computer making them a bit more smudged than mine?

littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:32 pm
@Borat Sister,
More like my brain making them smudgy. I see 8.
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:36 pm
@littlek,
I am fascinated now for some damn reason...I want you to see them all...ALL of them, dammit!

Laughing

Which one aren't you seeing?

Are you seeing the little one whose tail is the woman's eye?

Now I can see that one has a fish in its mouth.

CalamityJane
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:39 pm
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:
PS I don't think anyone will take up the experiment and actually show a child suggestive images. Maybe.


Well, think again! I just showed it to my almost 13 year old, and she immediately saw the couple, but a few seconds later pointed out the dolphins too. So phew, her sexual memory isn't that prominent yet.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:40 pm
@CalamityJane,
13 is probably too old, but I wonder at what age kids would really only see the dolphins.
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:41 pm
@Borat Sister,
The one in the mouth was the one I was missing - Thank you!
Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:41 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Well, there's plenty of kids here....but I amn't gonna risk showing them the picture!
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Borat Sister
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:42 pm
@littlek,
Er...there's nine dolphins plus a fish in the upper R dolphin's mouth.
littlek
 
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Reply Thu 21 Aug, 2008 10:43 pm
@Borat Sister,
Looks like the next dolphin over might try to nab it.
 

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