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 Topic: Optical Illusions

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  • Optical Illusions
     OP - October 05, 2011, 02:22 PM

    Post your favourite ones here...



    Stare at the black cross in the center and notice a green dot rotating. Now try concentrating really hard and steady at the cross for a long time. If you do it right, the pink dots will disappear and you'll only see the green dot rotating.

    However, nowhere does green exist in this illusion except in your brain!

    If you follow the movement of the rotating green dot, the green will disappear.

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #1 - October 05, 2011, 02:23 PM



    Stare at the black dot for a minute (the longer the better), and watch the colored 'fluff' disappear!

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #2 - October 05, 2011, 02:25 PM

    dragon illusion (video)

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #3 - October 05, 2011, 02:29 PM

    Oh, that is cool. Where can I get one?

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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #4 - October 05, 2011, 02:29 PM

    The dragon you mean? Grin





    Look at each word and speak out the colors, not the word.

    Part of your brain tries to identify the color while another part of your brain reads the word. This regional brain conflict can produce errors in perception.

    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused."
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #5 - October 05, 2011, 02:32 PM



    The meaning of this image flip flops between a skull and a couple sitting at a table. This 1920's French postcard image titled "L'Amour de Peirrot" was a popular motif throughout the 20th century and inspired such artists as surrealist Salvador Dali. The artist who created the image, ironically, is unknown.

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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #6 - October 05, 2011, 02:33 PM



    That is a good one allat...


    Freud  FRAUD mind..



    An old couple - see profiles of faces - is remembering the times when they were young and full of life.


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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #7 - October 05, 2011, 02:46 PM

    Definitely do not see a dolphin! Grin

    Found the dragon: http://www.grand-illusions.com/images/articles/opticalillusions/dragon_illusion/dragon.pdf

    "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." Rosa Luxemburg

    Everything in life
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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #8 - October 05, 2011, 02:56 PM

    Seen the dolphins.  dance
    I can see 8 and one tail.
    But I saw the entwined lovers first  Cheesy
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #9 - October 05, 2011, 02:58 PM

    Yeah, Martin Gardner inspired. I used to love Martin Gardner when I was at school. Would read his mathematics and related books in the library in my free periods. As well as Greek and Roman mythology. Also science fiction. Gardner (and I) love MC Escher, who is brilliant at illusionary art.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #10 - October 05, 2011, 05:44 PM

    Yeah, me neither, all i see is a babe being smooched by somebody in the bottle and 8.

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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #11 - October 05, 2011, 06:28 PM

    Post your favourite ones here...


    (Clicky for piccy!)
    Stare at the black cross in the center and notice a green dot rotating. Now try concentrating really hard and steady at the cross for a long time. If you do it right, the pink dots will disappear and you'll only see the green dot rotating.

    However, nowhere does green exist in this illusion except in your brain!

    If you follow the movement of the rotating green dot, the green will disappear.


    (Clicky for piccy!)

    Stare at the black dot for a minute (the longer the better), and watch the colored 'fluff' disappear!


    Would be cooler if we had an explanation as to why we perceive the stuff that way.

    fuck you
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #12 - October 05, 2011, 06:38 PM

    The dragon you mean? Grin



    (Clicky for piccy!)

    Look at each word and speak out the colors, not the word.

    Part of your brain tries to identify the color while another part of your brain reads the word. This regional brain conflict can produce errors in perception.

    The others are cool (I'd seen some of them before) but this one has absolutely no effect on me,. I can read through the list at a normal pace, aloud or mentally, and see the colours just as they are in the image. No perceptual conflicts at all. It just feels like reading any list while looking at any image. Smiley

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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #13 - October 05, 2011, 06:41 PM

    That means yr schizophrenic.

    fuck you
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #14 - October 05, 2011, 06:42 PM

    Os, when you read the list, were you saying the words, or the color of the words?

    "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." Rosa Luxemburg

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    or a good story.
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #15 - October 05, 2011, 06:43 PM

    Ah. Got it now. Yes that is more difficult.

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #16 - October 05, 2011, 06:44 PM

     Cheesy tard

    fuck you
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #17 - October 05, 2011, 06:49 PM

    Can still do it though Just needs a bit more concentration. Tongue

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #18 - October 05, 2011, 06:50 PM

    Would be cooler if we had an explanation as to why we perceive the stuff that way.


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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #19 - October 05, 2011, 06:50 PM

    I like the purple dot one. It's fun.

    "Those who do not move, do not notice their chains." Rosa Luxemburg

    Everything in life
    is a good experience
    or a good story.
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #20 - October 05, 2011, 06:52 PM

    Luthiel is stoned. Wink

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #21 - October 05, 2011, 06:56 PM

    Yes I could see myself wasting hours on that image while stoned Cheesy

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    or a good story.
  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #22 - October 05, 2011, 06:58 PM

    Cool. I love optical illusions.  Afro

    This is one of my fave stereograms:


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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #23 - October 05, 2011, 07:01 PM

    What is it supposed to do?

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #24 - October 05, 2011, 07:04 PM

    OK, this is a Salvador Dali painting called ‘Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea’:



    What does it look like? Now stand up, go as far back as possible while still being able to see the image on the screen. What does it look like now!?

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #25 - October 05, 2011, 07:07 PM

    What does it look like?

    A Salvador Dali painting.

    Now stand up, go as far back as possible while still being able to see the image on the screen. What does it look like now!?

    A Salvador Dali painting.

    Do I get a prize?  grin12

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #26 - October 05, 2011, 07:08 PM

    The prize is the instruction: You need to go further back.

    The stereogram works by crossing your eyes until you overlay the left and right images. It should look 3D. That one is particularly lovely!

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #27 - October 05, 2011, 07:11 PM

    Yeah I was just kidding about the Dali. I can see the effect.

    The stereogram takes too long to do anything. I keep blinking before anything happens. Tongue

    Quote from: BerberElla
    I think it's amazing how well this place has been doing for all of these years. It's like watching your baby grow up into a total nutcase with Tourette's.

  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #28 - October 05, 2011, 07:13 PM

    What is it supposed to do?


    Its supposed to induce headaches.

    That is its sole purpose.

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  • Re: Optical Illusions
     Reply #29 - October 05, 2011, 07:13 PM

    Hehe don't blink, stare cross-eyed.  Once you get it you can blink all you like.  wacko

    This one takes a bit of eye adjusting but another nice one:


    "The greatest general is not the one who can take the most cities or spill the most blood. The greatest general is the one who can take Heaven and Earth without waging the battle." ~ Sun Tzu

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