The Yellow Balls Of Optical Confusion [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

Oooooh... balls!
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Female 133
wellsy57...was it really necessary to post the same drating comment five times?!?!?!
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Male 2,690
Pretty neat
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Female 412
> Wierd. Why this effect?

1. Yellow and purple are complementary colours (they are opposite each other on the colour scheme).
2. There`s a shadow effect both on the balls and around them, making it seem like they are round and they are in indentations.

Both these things make your eyes keep having to re-adjust to the picture whenever you shift them slightly. Which explains why they stop when you stare intently at one spot.
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Male 312
I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
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Female 357
They move when you`re not looking directly at them, guys
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Male 2,220
Is it an afterimage thing? If you stay motionless and don`t shift eye focus, the effect slows and stops.
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Male 2,220
Wierd. Why this effect?

(It reminds me of tequila).
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Male 112
If you stare at the small distance between the bottom ball of the top right and the top ball of the bottom right, they all stop.
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Male 136
Gee thanks Lionhart! And to think they said I wouldn`t achieve anything if I dropped out of school... ha!
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Male 440
ummm...what am I looking for? I just see balls in 4 sets of circles...I don`t get it.
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Female 635
mmmmmm...balls....
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Male 8,302
What Batmanners said. Technically, a GIF is just an image format that can have more than one image, which can be displayed in sequential order. But until BMP and Optimized JPG became widely available, the most common use of GIFs was non-animated single pictures for the web, because it provided the smallest filesize back then.

On another note, Yaaaaaay Balls!!! We haven`t seen our old friends Balls on the site for ages now!!!
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Male 4,004
"Its a JPEG, a picture. If it was a GIF, it would be a video."

Not wrong, but also not true. .GIF is a format that allows for animation, but because it can doesn`t mean it is. See you could save that exact file as a .gif, from that .jpg above and it would still work AND not be an animation.
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Male 312
I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
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Female 5,222
i see it..
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Male 373
maybe if you`re colorblind you can`t see it?
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Male 894
i think you just have to be really sober to see it, cuz im seeing it. o.0
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Female 859
They seem to be moving, but actually aren`t.
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Male 334
@DarkFerret:

that`s what she said.
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Male 2,748
Util... it didn`t work!!! D: push them in deeper!!!
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Male 833
i agree i see no optical illusion, are they supposed to be moving?
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Male 1,918
util thats awesome
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Male 351
I see no optical illusion.
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Male 8,302
@Util

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Male 126
XD @util! I was thinking "stop moving!!!" XD It was just perfect
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Male 136
Fix`d.


Don`t thank me.
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Female 467
barney the dinosaurs nipples?
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Male 1,557
jpeg fuzzy! :D
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Male 312
I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
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Male 575
This doesn`t work when you`re already drunk though :)
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Female 119
yes, saskuel, it IS what she said.
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Male 343
@Appleblue

Thats what she said
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Female 119
yay, i love balls!
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Male 722
Before anyone says this is a video, right click on it and go to image properties. Its a JPEG, a picture. If it was a GIF, it would be a video.
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Female 179
doesnt work for me they only spun for a few seconds and now its just still
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Male 82
I asked my girlfriend if she could see it moving... Her answer was "I don`t get it! I don`t see anything! Maybe my eyes aren`t big enough to see the whole picture at once!"
... Yeah whatever
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Male 12,365
[quote]They only spin for about 10 seconds for me, even less the second and third time I looked. I don`t think I`m doing it right. =( [/quote]

I get this:

If I focus on a point in the image, the balls don`t move.

If I move my focus, the relevant balls rotate as if I was pushing them, e.g. if I start in the middle and move my focus up, the top right circle of balls rotates clockwise and the top left circle of balls rotates anticlockwise.

Which is a cool illusion.
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Male 509
seriously, people need to stop bringing out the "shopped" signs... tbh it doesn`t make a difference if this is shopped or not because A) it`s an optical illusion and B) nobody said it was a photo taken from real life... also, it`s not a gif, it`s a jpeg. Go as if to save the pic and it shows the file type...

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, THINK BEFORE YOU POST!
/rant
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Male 451
@ angelmass that is cool
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Male 10,440
My mind is spinning faster than these balls.
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Female 3,828
I think Iab is just messing with us, this is a gif and they are actually moving. :-P
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Male 193
It can`t be gay, the balls aren`t touching
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Female 8,043
hmmm my eyes must be broke, mine aren`t doing anything. why no directions?
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Female 4,447
They only spin for about 10 seconds for me, even less the second and third time I looked. I don`t think I`m doing it right. =(
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Female 614
oh cool angelmassb
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Female 60
Gay? How can a picture be homosexual?

Anyway, spinning balls!!
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Male 25,417
Its spinning! Woooo!
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Male 312
I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
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Male 15,510
Watch this too:



Star at the cross for 10 seconds, what happen with the purple circles?
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Male 69
i`m not calling fake or gay? but it doesn`t work for me either, unless it`s supposed to give me a headache?
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Female 60
Very cool... but it makes my eyes feel funny
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Male 773
=O They were all spinning, then th ad was lookin at started spinning too! =O =O =O
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Male 1,184
It`s called autokinetic effect, for anyone who doesn`t know. If there`s only 1 ball, it`ll "move" a lot more.
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Male 312
I call shopped! Not fake or gay. Becouse Icyborg only has one eye, he cannot appreciate the coolness of optical illusions. Welcome, Icyborg, to the interwebfacespacetwittertube.
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Male 2
shopped
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Male 16
it honestly has no effect on me, weird.
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Male 5,194
Everybody sees it. People are only pretending they don`t.
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Male 7,378
Works for me.
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Male 451
Too cool. I just nabbed a screenshot and it STILL works. Here that iCyborg??
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Male 302
I have to agree with the general concept of iCyborg`s post, but not the actual content. As far as optical illusions go, I`m not that impressed by this one. Mostly because I don`t really get what the illusion is supposed to be.
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Female 934
My eyes just feel weird after looking at that. O.O
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Male 3,915
icyborg is starting off a great profile with the most fail comment ever recorded....it would have been more beneficial if you left it blank....
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Male 3,482
See, funny thing is, this doesn`t work on me because it relies on that whole "human eye constantly twitching" thing.

My eyes don`t twitch (no, really, they don`t, my eye doctor confirmed it), so I don`t see it spinning unless I`m deliberately looking around...

I`m wierd...
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Female 80
@iCyborg
or are YOU fake and gay and you just need something else to push the attention to? hmm...
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Male 45
I don`t get it...
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Female 3,574
@iCyborg "fake"? lol
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Male 4,004
iCyborg, WTF? How can an optical illusion be gay?

And how is it a fake? It`s a .jpg, so there is no animation....

Stop being a negative Nancy and smile.
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Male 493
Dare I say it, I`m tripping balls right now.
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Male 176
Fake and Gay
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Male 272
holy balls!
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Male 1,054
for anyone not seeing motion - these kind of illusions work with your peripheral vision, if you look directly at the orbs they won`t move.

Either stare at something else on the screen - like the sidebar, or directly at the very center of the picture, to get it to work.
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Male 808
My eyes, these goggles do nothing!!!
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Male 1,149
Not seeing anything.
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Male 214
they spin because they shadow rotate on each one so they are all on a different part of the circle on each one.
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Female 1,803
hmm, not really seeing anything but some slight movement. definitely not spinning....
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Male 695
OMG IT SPINS!
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Male 39,543
they go faster if you drink more beer
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Female 3,574
ooooooo
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Female 42
ahhh...!
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Female 15,763
"why do they spin???"

Because your mind likes f*cking with you.
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Male 350
why do they spin???
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Male 128
Awesome!
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Female 259
like, woaaah man.
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Male 40,291
But, I don`t want to look at fancylad`s balls...
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Male 49
- wut?
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Male 2,159
Duuuude, they`re, like, totally spinnin` round man...
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Male 20,825
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