Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds [Video]

Submitted by: flagler 7 years ago in Misc

It doesn"t seem like much of a trick, but this simple optical illusion is actually pretty mind bending.
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Male 510
the secret is that all the diamonds are the same color with progressive shading as it gets closer to the bottom. This way each row appears darker than the lower one because of the contrast.

its fun being smart :D

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Male 4,004
Real, I can tell by the pixels.

How though, I have no clue...here brain have some LSD and figure it out.

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FAKE I can tell by the purple unicorns riding goatmen.

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Male 97
I think it has to do with the contrast of the white parts at the top. Either that or really quick marker skills. Like ninjas/2nd graders.
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Male 5
"How is that an illusion? Are the diamonds supposed to look different from one another? They`re just colored with a gradient from bottom to top. I was waiting for him to rotate the moving diamond and have it fit in upside down. That would be an illusion."

Couldn`t have said it better myself.

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Female 377
It`s just because the contrasting at the top and bottom and the fading in the individual diamonds.

still cool though, before you look closely.

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Male 177
Done with mirrors.
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Male 1,918
HOW
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Male 1,002
How is that an illusion? Are the diamonds supposed to look different from one another? They`re just colored with a gradient from bottom to top. I was waiting for him to rotate the moving diamond and have it fit in upside down. That would be an illusion.
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Male 17
There;s no crazy trick to how this is done, he`s not "cheating." it`s just the way the human eye interprets these things. print out that sheet and try it yourself! this is similar to a ton of others out there one the net.
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Male 95
Actually Silver they`re not. The mind trick is the illusion that no matter what shade he moves it too, the loose diamond always seems to match.
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Male 730
Ha the music...
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Male 472
there are less light on the top?
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Male 5,094
Wow. I can`t figure this one out.
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Male 3,431
Meh, the individual diamonds are several shades darker on the bottom. If he were to turn the loose one upside down, this would quickly become apparent.
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Male 569
great music selection. haha
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Male 25,416
These things f with my head! the diamond has a fade from light to dark grey, the retinas can pick the colour of the diamonds but get fd up when the dark mixes with the white so it trys to separate the colours by making them more distinguished! thus the dark gray looks darken when placed next to the white! And thus your brain hurts!
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Male 1,406
augh this thing just broke my brain
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Female 1,283
Damn optical illusions >.>
So annoying that they do these things to you!
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Male 4,807
I`d be impressed if he put it on one of the white ones.
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Female 290
I`m really getting angry at myself for not being able to over-come these things. XD
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Male 18
it`s all to do with the contrast
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Male 177
are those stalgtites or stalagmites
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Male 10,440
Those diamonds are slightly darker at the bottom and slightly brighter at the top, as to heighten the contrast at the ends.
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Female 15,763
MY LIFE IS A LIE.
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Male 1,929
The science is that we have contrast-based vision. It helps that all the diamonds are darker at the bottom than at the top.
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Male 248
The top of the diamonds are lighter than the bottoms, they fade from light to dark slightly going down. That makes it so the bottom of each diamond is darker than the top of the one below it, giving the impression that the whole diamond is darker.
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Male 1,222
Sourcery! Burn him!
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Male 901
Witchcraft! Burn him!
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Male 321
Link: Shady Optical Illusion 2: Crazy Diamonds [Video] [Rate Link] - It doesn`t seem like much of a trick, but this simple optical illusion is actually pretty mind bending.
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