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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:03 AM
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Weird... But Cool Optical Illusion (Does It Work For You?)
If your eyes follow the movement of the rotating pink dot, you will only see one color, pink.

BUT... If you stare at the black plus sign (+) in the center, the moving dot appears to turn to green.

Now, concentrate on the plus sign in the center of the picture. After a short period of time, all the pink dots will slowly disappear, and you will only see a green dot rotating.

It's amazing how our brain works. There really is no green dot, and the pink ones really don't disappear. This should be proof enough; we don't always see what we think we see.


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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 AM
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1. Hahah! That's awesome
It's fun with pushing the color receptors in your eyes with opposites until they cancel out.

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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:04 AM
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2. That's interesting.
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 AM by terrya
Yes, it actually is.
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kick-ass-bob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:05 AM
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3. if the pink dots don't disappear, then what is going on?
Oh nevermind. being in this screen, the disappearing seems to stop every now and then - and I can see that it just disappears.
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arwalden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:10 AM
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4. The Disappearing Effect Comes-And-Goes For Me Too
If I continue to stare at the plus-sign, then the vanishing dots stay "invisible"... but if my eyes wander or twitch for just a second then the dots return.

I wonder if involuntary blinking has anything to do with the effect being sporadic.

-- Allen

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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:12 AM
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6. If you look through it, or focus at different depths of the cross
the dots will hit a slighty different portion of the back of your eyes, and all the work done by the effect is lost
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wildhorses Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:11 AM
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5. how fun is that
and may I just add that this place ROCKS :headbang:
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El Fuego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 AM
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7. Freaky man
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:13 AM
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8. Cool! I love optical illusions!
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:42 AM
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9. Try this:
Instead of following the flashing dot, watch the side opposite the flashing. Then the green dot on the other side is apparent as well.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:04 AM
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10. That's VERY cool. n/t
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