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Old 11-29-2008, 07:13 AM
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Who likes optical illusions?

I came across these on my travels. Enjoy!

Optical illusions via the Telegraph News Paper

The site is a little slow at times, but the pictures are worth the wait I think.
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:20 AM
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Thats pretty cool SITA but this one always perplexed me for years
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:33 AM
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You could have warned me, now I've got a lot of explaining to do

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If you're like me, and didn't believe #7...

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/lum_ade...dow/index.html
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:57 AM
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If you're like me, and didn't believe #7...

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/lum_ade...dow/index.html
Even after that explanation/demonstration I didn't believe it. So I did a print screen, chucked it into paint, and did a little cutting and pasting of my own. Damn it, I still don't believe it, even if the proof is staring me in the face.

The brain is a strange place.
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Old 11-29-2008, 12:15 PM
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Oooh thanks for posting, SITA! Very cool stuff!

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Thats pretty cool SITA but this one always perplexed me for years
Hmm.....I don't find that perplexing at all! I can very clearly see where the 'arse' is...
 
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Old 11-29-2008, 02:44 PM
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^ Oh boy, here we go...

...Bite me!
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Old 11-29-2008, 05:59 PM
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...Bite me!
Awww c'mon.....you know I can't resist doing that!

I meant.....I can't resist making a dig at you for posting something so "piggy-ish".




Sorry for hijacking your thread, SITA.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:00 PM
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Nice share SITA! Now my eyes are getting exercised.

@G10:
Yay! That's a very obvious optical illusion... lol
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:32 PM
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I still don't see the boat in the background...
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Thats pretty cool SITA but this one always perplexed me for years
I must say, this is a good one. i'll have to remember this one.

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If you're like me, and didn't believe #7...

http://www.michaelbach.de/ot/lum_ade...dow/index.html
"When interpreted as a 3-dimensional scene, our visual system immediately estimates a lighting vector and uses this to judge the property of the material."

This is actually pretty amazing. The property of the material is not of primary significance, evidently, if the mind knows what it is seeing is 2 dimensional, so it doesn't try to access the material, but apparently in this situation the mind is tricked into the 3D mode and that realization doesn't exist from the very moment the graphic is viewed, which allows us a view of the otherwise impossible.
 
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Spelling correction to post #13, "access" should be assess.
 
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The lighting vector would seem to have power over concrete reality. Very interesting.
 
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Old 11-30-2008, 09:31 AM
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I might put it a little differently, the apparent light vector has power over our perception of reality. Our brains are being fooled by its natural functioning.

Very interesting indeed.

I wonder if any web sites makes use of these illusions in their designs?
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I might put it a little differently, the apparent light vector has power over our perception of reality. (...)
Thus my choice of the words "would seem", and I agree with your way of putting it. It only seems a concrete reality because the mind has created that seeming reality in order to function.

This would imply that brain function is impaired by scientific definition.
 
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I think the Spinning Wheels is really funky, the first image. How can all those wheels be spinning and in both directions. It is a little freaky how easily the mind can be fooled.
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since childhood im fond looking to optical illusions
 
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