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Date: 05/19/12 01:22 PM

30 Responses to Shocking Celebrity Illusion

  1. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm
    Link: Shocking Celebrity Illusion - Keep your eyes on the cross.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Not too bad.
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
    1586 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm
    That was kind of fun.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2012 at 1:27 pm

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    iamboredtooo Male 18-29
    215 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    you hacked my brain!!

  6. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm
    Yet another brain failure..
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
    1511 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    I just submitted this! It`s so creepy.
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    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm
    that was actually not crap.
  9. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 2:16 pm
    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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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
    2688 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 2:31 pm
    Wow... I`ve been impressed by something on IAB... It`s been a LONG time since that`s happened.
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
    1310 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm
    They`re hideous beasts! Kill them all!
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2012 at 3:28 pm
    I couldn`t keep my eyes on the cross....I was too scared after the first couple of transitions.
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    DixxyRarr Female 18-29
    2674 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm
    Meryl Streep made me go: GAH!
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 4:20 pm
    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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    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm
    we have seen the truth! celebs are disgusting man beast and must be slayed!
  16. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm
    I concentrated on the cross as instructed.
    nothing happened.
    should I have been distracted and looked to either side?
  17. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm
    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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    SarahofBorg Female 18-29
    3564 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    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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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    ....Aliens !!!!
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    May 19, 2012 at 10:39 pm
    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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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 1:54 am
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    photomstr Male 50-59
    766 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 3:00 am
    Woa, flashbacks man . . . I been clean for ten years but I had flashbacks just now!
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
    2200 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 7:18 am
    someone explain this from a scientific standpoint...
  24. Profile photo of DinVen
    DinVen Male 30-39
    390 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 7:47 am
    This had no effect on Jim Carrey
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14654 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 9:11 am
    very freaky
  26. Profile photo of Pyrosisflame
    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    @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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    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    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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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm
    Tom Cruise was also spared the uglification that is this illusion.
  29. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    May 20, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    They looked like aliens
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    vpoftheforum Male 30-39
    20 posts
    May 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    That was awesome.

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