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polaritySILVER Member
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One of the most extreme I've seen yet. Here

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before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


thelostSILVER Member
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That's weird.
I started trying to trace the circle as it was flashing round and i could see a tiny hint of green flash up before turning back to purple again.

Cool illusion though

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LoewanBRONZE Member
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I have seen a "negative retinal afterimage" optical illusion where you get the union jack as the afterimage which is pretty funky. The best I have seen is this animation where you see a plane that keeps coming at you.

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pricklyleafSILVER Member
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You're meant to stare at the cross and the purple dots dissapear. And the green dot is not really there. I'm impressed!

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thelostSILVER Member
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Hmm...i see what you mean now. i just didn't stare long enough (like 3 seconds? tongue)

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Posted:
Ive seen some pretty strange illusions but this is one of the better ones. One of my favourites is where you stare at all these spinning black and white spirals on the screen for like a minute and then when you look down at your hand it looks like it squishes out of proportion, pretty cool! wow ubbloco

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ahhhhhhhh i'm loving this!!!!!





any new1's could you pm me the link???





i love optical illusions



any one seen my one in the "show and tell" thread???

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The brain, so easy to trick.

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Matty_BSILVER Member
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awesome, nice find polarity

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gitaSILVER Member
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but...if you scroll down to read the other posts (so you only have half the circle showing) the green still goes around...even when you're not really looking straight at it! umm

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Neeto.

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UCOFSILVER Member
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That really is rather screwy.

Any reasons or explainations for why it works? umm

Mint SauceBRONZE Member
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the green spot is actually going round the circle use a bit of paper to single out one dot



the reason the purple dot disappear is because your brain sees the change from purple to green and after a few changes starts to assume the purple dot is a residual image like when you look at the sun so removes the purple dot.



when your brain sees an image it actually makes most of it up from memory nearly all your peripheral vision is from memory. if you try to look at something totally new just using your peripheral vision you will struggle to work out what it is.

before i met those lot i thought they'd be a bunch of dreadlocked hippies that smoked, set things on fire ,and drank a lot of tea but then when i met them....oh wait (PyroWill)


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cooooooool lol

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they were right - it is most excellent.

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Wow, thats amazing!!!



Try HERE : biggrin:



The first ones brilliant!!

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yoniGOLD Member
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that a really cool illusion

other than my avatar there is this one that i quite like




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IgirisujinSILVER Member
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Oh i like the jesus one, it works better if you stair at the pc screen, then look at a wall and rapidly blink your eyes the image of jesus on your wall becomnes much clearer, and itr also rises into the air

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the jebus ones scary frown

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MynciBRONZE Member
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spooky...

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.


colemanSILVER Member
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Written by: Mint Sauce


the green spot is actually going round the circle use a bit of paper to single out one dot




its definitely not a green dot tobi - its the lack of a purple dot that revolves around the circle.

the way to test it is to take a screen grab.

singling out one dot and staring at that will still give the same result as the original illusion - purple dot turns green when the purple dot is removed due to the negative afterimage.


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KatPSILVER Member
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Even weirder is that if I look at the purple dots then look a little bit to the side I get a moving ring of green dots wherever I look for a few seconds. Or is my head just really screwy due to fourth years? ubblol

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Arty FartyBRONZE Member
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check this!!! oooooh magic eye goodness

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PyroWillGOLD Member
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the top one with the purple dots is fun if u let them dispappear then bang your head they come back he he he oww

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....how did you even find that out....??? xxx

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PyroWillGOLD Member
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i banged my head, or is it bung?

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ooowwww head hurts now

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LostSurferSILVER Member
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I love the black and white work by Bridget Riley, although it does sometimes give me headaches looking at it! That jesus one is well freaky!!

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mausBRONZE Member
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* still shuddering 30 mins after watching the jesus illusion...*

nice thread polarity!

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any body know of any more good optical illusions???

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