Shocking Celebrity Illusion

Submitted by: piperfawn 5 years ago in Weird

Keep your eyes on the cross.
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Male 20
That was awesome.
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Male 2,579
They looked like aliens
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Male 462
Tom Cruise was also spared the uglification that is this illusion.
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Male 702
The human brain is hardwired to recognize subtleties in faces. By not focusing on them directly your brain doesn`t get the chance to translate them into faces, so instead you`re getting the `shape` version which looks far stranger because you`re consciously aware that it`s a recognizable face. Same thing`s going on with those `inverted-face` illusions that kind make sense until you turn them upside down. What you see is what your brain naturally interprets in a meaningful way, so the poo-eating grin of Tom Cruise looks fine on an inverted face, but suddenly doesn`t make sense in the greater perceptive context of a correctly oriented face.
Incidentally, this is why it`s very hard NOT to look left or right. Your brain really REALLY wants to make sense of it.
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Male 592
@mantistador; as far as i can guess with my relitive low scientific knowledge is that there`s a spot in your vision that your brain makes up colours for, this is where one of the nerves connect to where your eyes pick up an image. if you move closer to the pictures they don`t do this. so im guessing it`s just your brain making poo up because it liturally cannot see the whole face.
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Male 15,273
very freaky
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Male 390
This had no effect on Jim Carrey
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Male 2,199
someone explain this from a scientific standpoint...
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Male 766
Woa, flashbacks man . . . I been clean for ten years but I had flashbacks just now!
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Male 2,737
SORCERY!!!!
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Female 3,726
Wow, some of those looked like caricatures, I went back and it was their actual pic. The brain is an amazing thing. Great post Pip!
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Male 1,810
....Aliens !!!!
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Female 3,562
Works pretty well for me even if I look away for a second, and then the faces return to normal. If it doesn`t work you fail at focusing. It`s really weird because it`s like my mind is trying to combine the faces to make something freaky.
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Male 5,167
The trick only work if you really concentrate on the cross in the middle, if you look left or right is not working. This experiment is done to show us how our peripheral view is fallacious.
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Male 5,872
I concentrated on the cross as instructed.
nothing happened.
should I have been distracted and looked to either side?
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Male 2,344
we have seen the truth! celebs are disgusting man beast and must be slayed!
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Male 3,842
I must be missing something....what was supposed to happen? All the pictures looked totally normal to me. Aren`t they supposed to flash by a lot faster than this to have an effect? There was plenty of time to fixate and even recognize each celebrity.
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Female 2,674
Meryl Streep made me go: GAH!
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Male 3,147
I couldn`t keep my eyes on the cross....I was too scared after the first couple of transitions.
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Male 1,313
They`re hideous beasts! Kill them all!
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Male 2,688
Wow... I`ve been impressed by something on IAB... It`s been a LONG time since that`s happened.
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Male 1,268
Human eye is so much fun to experiment with. Watching people walk with your head between your legs revealing just how bouncy we all are. Looking into an isolation box (One that even prevents you from seeing your own nose.) and interpreting a dark grey scene as pure white because the human eye will call the brightest object it can see, no matter how dark it is, white.

Non destructive experiments on the human body are always fascinating. Playing with the idea of a 20 hour day or a 28 hour day for months at a time. Darpa funded non mechanical projects are almost always weird ways of altering how we function in war. Pretty fun stuff.
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Male 360
that was actually not crap.
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Male 1,510
I just submitted this! It`s so creepy.
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Male 1,471
Yet another brain failure..
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Male 214
whoah...

you hacked my brain!!

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Male 39,958

:-D
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Male 1,586
That was kind of fun.
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Male 3,285
Not too bad.
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Male 5,167
Link: Shocking Celebrity Illusion [Rate Link] - Keep your eyes on the cross.
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