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cool optical illusions

 
 
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 06:58 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

How long is awhile. It's been two days and still no gray


Are you looking at it the way you would look at one of those "magic pictures"?

That's the trick.

You put your face within a foot of the image, then slightly cross your eyes, then relax. I just did it, and within 15-20 seconds, the colors start to merge together. For me, at first they all start to look pinkish, then settle into a field of 1 color.

I think it's one of those things that's harder to do the first time, then becomes really easy.
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chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 06:59 am
@msolga,
msolga wrote:

Me too, roger.
I stared till I nearly went cross-eyed ... but no grey! Smile


Yeah, that's what you need to do, not severly cross your eyes, just relax them.

Can you for instance, see images in magic pictures?
If you can do that, you got the concept.
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 07:03 am
@chai2,
Right then, chai ...
I'll have another go in a minute.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 09:21 am
@msolga,
OK glad some one had the same experience - I figured I was just weird after seeing roosters instead of a shark on the other.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 11:52 am
@Linkat,
You know, I can't tell if you're serious or messing with my head. Ok, here's a test. It's the easiest one I could find. Seriously, what do you see in this one?

http://www.vaughnmiller.ws/Stereograms/Two_Hearts.jpg
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 11:59 am
@chai2,
Upon my first quick glance - I saw a bunch of scary mouths howling.

And I was serious on what I saw above.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:07 pm
@Linkat,
tsk...

ok, I get it, you're looking at the pictures like trying to interpret what the dots or waves or lines mean. I think I get what you mean when you say you saw roosters. You're looking at a bunch of, um, color lines sort of, that turn at the top, like you're seeing rooster combs.

And this pink on, you're looking at the darker rose colored area's and seeing what can be interpreted as a bunch of mouths....am I right?

No, you have to GAZE at the picture steadily, from 6 inches to a foot or so, after awhile, a 3D image starts to appear that looks nothing like the picture that you see superficially.

It's like you were gazing at a section of smooth sand, then someone comes and press their hand or foot into it, and now you can see the impression of a foot or hand. The contours, ridges, etc.

_______________

I remember years ago, hanging out at my SIL's house one Sunday, and she had bought one of those calendars with the magic pictures. My husband looked at one for awhile and said "whoa, now I see it." He told me "It's an African savannah, with giraffes and zebras standing around. Knowing him, I thought he was just jerking me around. We'd all taken turns looking at the pictures, and he was the first one to get it.
A friend of my SIL was there. My SIL was the only person in the entire world who could stand her. We used to call her Eva Braun (she was German, no offense to CJ, this woman was just freaking mean, controlling and awful) She'd been saying all along, "Zer is NO picture! Abzolutely NONE!"

I laid on the sofa and relaxed, and Wally said, "here, I'll help. when you do see it it, a zebra head will be here....and a giraffe head here....and legs here." then he left me alone to figure it out. After awhile, my eyes glazed over, then, all of a sudden, for just a second...I saw a zebra! I got excited and my eyes refocused, and I lost it. But then I knew more what to do, and in a little while I said "WOW, I see them all! 2 giraffes, 3 zebras, and a tree"

Eva Braun started going bezerk. "NO! Zer is NO pictures! You are just be-ink hoodvinked into zeeing zhis through the power of zuggestion! You are zhowing you are veak minded and eazily svayed!"

Awhile later, Eva had a couple of vodkas and was just starting on a third one, and she idly picked up the calendar and looked at a different page.
The rest of us were just talking, and she for once wasn't telling everyone what to do...after a bit she suddently sang out "MEIN GOTT! ZER IS A KID PLAYING HOPSCOTCH IN ZIS PICTURE!"

After that, she told us it was all about the powerz of perzeption.

Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:11 pm
@chai2,
iz it a guy throwing up?
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:13 pm
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

iz it a guy throwing up?


NOOOOOOOO!

Very Happy

come on, really try!
stick your face close to the screen and slightly cross your eyes.

Show this to your girls, I'll bet they'll get it.
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:14 pm
@chai2,
damn it - I can't I can't there iz no picture - shoot people are walking by me while I am crossing my eyes at my desk - thank goodness no one that matters or my time here at work will be over for good.

I don't have the time to figure it out. I have to get 3 copies of all the crap for court tomorrow.
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:16 pm
@Linkat,
shoot <kicks can>

alright....

But try it tonight!

Ok, really, can anyone else see what's in there?
Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:31 pm
@chai2,
ITS a 3-D man throwing up!

<a heart?>
chai2
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:32 pm
@Linkat,
Ding ding ding!

It's a heart.

Linkat
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 02:37 pm
@chai2,
Your fault I won't be ready for court tomorrow. I'm getting hooked.
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roger
 
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Reply Tue 2 Aug, 2011 03:59 pm
@Linkat,
That Chai sure got a mean sense of humor, huh?
Linkat
 
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Reply Wed 3 Aug, 2011 10:14 am
@roger,
yeah I'm gonna sick mame after her.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 1 Nov, 2011 10:24 pm
Doing the rounds of facebook at the moment

Stare for a while and the guy goes into profile.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/316806_287000691321304_145656378789070_1022552_470464305_n.jpg

Can only assume it's your brain pattern matching....
chai2
 
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Reply Wed 2 Nov, 2011 08:48 am
@hingehead,
Cool.
I got him to flip after only 2 seconds.
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hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 11 Apr, 2012 06:13 pm
This one is particularly weird because it's imitating an optical malfunction and your brain tries to adjust for it.

http://www.moillusions.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/5131778313_fb1c97decd_z.jpg

Quote:
y Vurdlak on November 28, 2010, with 29 Comments
Just found this purple head sculpture. You may think it belongs to one of the Blue Man Group members, but you’ll be wrong thinking so. What’s so interesting about these double eyed illusions, is that people have trouble seeing them as they are (intentionally created like this), thus their brains keep trying to focus the picture, as if they’re the ones responsible for such a distortion… Interesting phenomenon, wonder what causes this? Could it be in some way related to this?
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2012 01:37 am
This is a particularly freaky one because you can't get your brain not to do it, even when you know what's going on.

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