Amazing Optical Illusion [Pics]

Submitted by: ballaerina 8 years ago in Weird
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2009/06/24/the-blue-and-the-green/

This one will freak you out... how many colors do you think you see? No you"re not on drugs or going blind.
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Male 845
To the creator of this,

F*ck you. you`re lying. i know what i see.

-David

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Male 555
They`re not kidding. Copy it into mspaint and use the color dropper.
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Male 791
actually, i am on drugs and going blind. Cocaine helps my near-sightedness


jks

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Male 257
impressive
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Male 8,302
> OldOllie
> Actually, there are only 3 colors -- red, green, and blue -- since that`s all your monitor puts out

Actually actually, there is only one "colour" (actually a chromatic hue), White, filtered through red, green and blue phosphor or liquid crystal, depending on your monitor.

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Male 161
lol @ feiku. It seems like that is true.
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Male 39
Does this not work if your Red-Green colour blind? haha
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Female 901
myyyy eeeyyyyessss DX
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Male 15,832
Actually, there are only 3 colors -- red, green, and blue -- since that`s all your monitor puts out.
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Female 525
"Methinks someone is reading way too much into this. If someone told me they saw a green Jesus, and he was really blue, I`d be like, LOL, you got your colors wrong and therefore I can never believe anything you tell me? Hmmm"
Well, it`s true: our memories aren`t like videos or photographs. It`s why eye-witness identification is so unreliable. I`ve heard of thousands of cases where a `rapist` or `murderer` were wrongfully convicted only because of eye witness testimony. And the eyewitness in all cases felt that there were 100% correct in their identification, only to be proved wrong years later by contradicting DNA evidence.
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Male 988
Nice. Time to load up photoshop and begin making mindf--ks
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Male 524
wow, that`s pretty crazy
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Female 9,560
"Am I the only one whose eyes hurt a bit after lookin at it?"

Nope.

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Male 73
RedAftrshock:
I have the same problem, I hate it when you tell people that you`re PARTLY colourblind and then they are like `What colour is my shirt, what colour is the sky, what colour is the grass?`. Very annoying, but my optician thought I was being stupid when I said I couldn`t see the triangle in the test.
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Male 162
I think this is the basic principle behind the ishihari colour blind test. you know the one with the numbers hidden in the dots? how our brain identifies colour by cross referencing them to ones beside it. Sucks cos I`m red green colourblind and always fail that bloody test!
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Male 844
That is cool, im saving this for my collection of cool photos (not pr0n)
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Male 1,232
Do you ever think they`ll be a day when these sort of, mind tricks on our brains wont work? Like we`ll adapt to it or something?
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Male 4
Am I the only one whose eyes hurt a bit after lookin at it?
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Male 2,159
Oh. My. Fuhkin. God. That`s crazy!

I`m not sure about the Jesus comment at the bottom of the article though - so because we can`t always see colours properly, life is not at all what it seems?

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Female 80
Alos, if you put this in paint, and subtitute all the colours for anything else, it still works.

So that`s pretty cool.

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Female 80
I didn`t think the spirals were one continous colour, like it kept telling me I did.
And if I look at it really closely, I can see they`re the same colour.

So, meh. Unimpressed.

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Male 4,004
OMG it totally fools my computer into thinking that it`s blue too.

I used paint and made the picture smaller.

It naturally works to make the picture look the way it really does. Because of the way it`s presented to us, we see it like a close-up of how they make/made comic books, with a bunch of colored dot really close together so we can see a color that isn`t in their 16-color palette.

Makes sense to me.

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Male 3,425
I second that heavenly.
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Female 965
Am I the only one that doesn`t find this amazing? :( I love optical illusions but this doesn`t really blow my mind.
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Male 2,552
Whoa! I was expecting something like four colors, and when they got real close toward the middle you`d think you saw five or something like that; I was not prepared to have a huge array of colors created by two overlapping strands!
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Female 101
Yeah i actually took a whole college class dedicated to making these pictures where one color looked like two, two colors looked like one, and even a project where you had to make a 3d cube look like a flat surface from a diagonal angle. (art major hence the user name)
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Male 1,226

"No you`re not on drugs or going blind."

How would you know? "

Nice one :D

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Male 5,189
Impressive.
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Male 216
Wow, that was awesome!


And lol simbha.

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Male 123
meh...
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Male 2,004
wow that was mind blowing
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Male 416
"No you`re not on drugs or going blind."

How would you know?

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Male 3,310
“So the next time someone swears they saw Jesus, or a UFO, or a ghost, show them this picture. What you see in life is absolutely and provably not what you get.”

Methinks someone is reading way too much into this. If someone told me they saw a green Jesus, and he was really blue, I`d be like, LOL, you got your colors wrong and therefore I can never believe anything you tell me? Hmmm

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Male 328
@opie

don`t forget mastication classes. aka lunch time.

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Female 5,222
lsjkd
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Female 15,763
"It does drive home the point of all those philosophy classes I took though."

Also those physics classes. And that biology class... and that art class...

OH MY GOD SCHOOL IS USEFUL.

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Male 672
Wow, that is extremely frustrating. I just want to see it for what it is dammit.

It does drive home the point of all those philosophy classes I took though.

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Female 1,412
nice
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Female 1,436
Wow, that was amazing. I read his explaination but still pulled it into photoshop to do this myself. As a psych major - I deeply enjoyed this. It is quite phenomenal how our brains interpret information.
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Female 572
I have a sick headache now, ha ha ha!!
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Female 122
It made my eyes hurt. >_<
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Male 1,452
yup i removed the spirals, they are the same color,
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Female 344
that was sweet
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Male 17,512
Computron: "IAB refused my ping pong playig parrot video for this crap? Ah heck, 5 stars!"

I know how you feel there

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Male 121
Holy crap....this is messed up.
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Male 315
...It didn`t work for me. I saw right through the orage-blue conversions.

Also, I can see dead people and they keep holding up signs saying "GIVE US A DAMN GOD".

Am I going insane?

Also, my dragonponies look grey instead of purple.

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Male 2,703
as they say, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.
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Male 157
IAB refused my ping pong playig parrot video for this crap? Ah heck, 5 stars!
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Male 144
I tried is on ms paint..its legit
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Female 15,763
LIES.

LIIIIIEEEEES!


LFJNR3`LKFND`EWN *head asplodes*

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Male 395
get real close and you can see they are the same
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Female 291
i dnt care if their liying, man my eyes hurt!!
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Female 761
yeah, i`ll jump on the `i could`ve sworn they were just lying` bandwagon too.
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Male 181
Stupid brain! Being tricked by silly illusions!
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Female 2,289
Well, I`ll be damned...
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Male 244
"I thought they were just lying, so I even tried it out using the eyedropper tool.
o_o Couldn`t believe it."


Rofl, I did the same thing. I`m like "yea right.."
I hopped on ms paint and got rid of the orange and pink..

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Female 761
why I`d say that ranks right up there with the meaning of life.
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Female 857
I thought they were just lying, so I even tried it out using the eyedropper tool.
o_o Couldn`t believe it.
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Male 2,506
WOW
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Male 8,302
Awesome planning
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Male 3,431
That`s pretty friggin` incredible.
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Male 936
how is this an "amazing" optical illusion? its just like all the other color related ones
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Male 7,933
optical illusions make me feel retarded
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Male 438
I am on drugs and going blind?
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Male 10
Little good i guess
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Female 609
woooooah!
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Male 4,807
I`m the first to call photos---ed, only cause the guy in the article said it first..

"So I loaded the image in Photoshop and examined the two spirals."

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Male 2,125
Mind-f*cked O_O
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Female 133
Wow, my brain is fried.
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Male 2,034
Most optical illusions I find pretty lame. This one, however, was pretty sick.
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Male 60
4 colors, the orange spiral and the green, purple, and blue stripes.
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Female 171
I normally don`t like them colour ones cos I normally think they`re lying.

But this one was alright what with all the proof and all.

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Female 1,269
weird... :/
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Male 2,440
My mind just exploded. No freakin` way.
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Female 590
Link: Amazing Optical Illusion [Pics] [Rate Link] - This one will freak you out... how many colors do you think you see? No you`re not on drugs or going blind.
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