Weird Color Illusion [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 4 years ago Weird

Your eyes...they lie!
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Male 583
t3hippie is an idiot
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Male 166
@TKD Master

How is he an idiot? There is a clear white line between the boxes.
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Male 3,578
highlighting and shadowing
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Male 510
@DrProfessor Thanks, and we are definitely better off without her.
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Male 4,793
"Yeah... cover up the white part and they`re the same... This is a joke, right? "

You`re an idiot.
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Male 3,894
@I-am-evil: I vaguely remember the scuffle...I`m pretty sure Leesah made completely uncalled for personal remarks towards a mod, something along the lines of "you`re ugly and stupid and inferior and a b*tch" or whatever...you know, typical Leesah fare gone too far.

She was entertaining, but she had utterly no respect or sense of honor. And if there`s one thing that bothers me, it`s someone without honor.
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Male 1,252
Well this is just silly, yes theyre the same colour but unless someone is retarded enough to not understand the concept of `light source` our brains will say its different. Our brain isnt lying the diagram is.
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Male 510
@Squrlz4sale I`m curious to know what it was they said that got them banned.
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Male 6,227
@BlankTom and LordJim: For flagrantly disrespecting a mod one too many times.
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Male 553
Yeah... cover up the white part and they`re the same... This is a joke, right?
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Male 12,365
[quote]Your eyes...they lie![/quote]

No, they just leave out most of the truth.

I`ve read some interesting details of research into human sight. The amount of information passed from our eyes to our brains is suprisingly small. Much of what we "see" is made up on the fly by our brains, to the extent that scans of brain activity seem to indicate that only a *minority* of the data going to the visual cortex to be processed into what we "see" comes from our eyes. In a sense, everything we see is an illusion.

On a related tangent, we actually see nothing at all most of the time. It`s not a constant feed because our eyes are moving most of the time and we see nothing while they`re moving. It`s a slideshow of static photos rather than a video. Our brain fills in the gaps and interprets movement into the collection of static images.

Vision is weird.
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Male 12,365
[quote]but they arent the same color. one clearly has a darker black bottom edge, while the other clearly has a lighter white top edge.[/quote]

True, but the main section of each square is the same colour and they look quite different.

I was curious enough to load the image into GIMP and examine the colour information - it is identical for the main section of each square.
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Male 928
A trick of the light!
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Male 735
but the bottom one has some white at the top so they aren`t the same color...
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Male 2,592
It seems I`ve corrected this problem by rotating my finger 90 degrees, now every time I see it, same color.
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Male 7,123
Leesah banned? Wasn`t she the self-absorbed rather dim young person who never really got the point? Why was she banned?
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Male 1,674
Leesah was banned? What for?
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Female 4,349
outrageous
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Male 6,227
@Kitteh: ~thinks a long minute~

No.
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Female 8,044
Squrlz4Sale, are you implying want leesah back?
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Male 6,227
@BlankTom: Well, yeah, now that Leesah`s been banned from the site, trolling isn`t quite as easy as it once was.

~exits, stage left, dragging tail~
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Male 1,674
@Squrlz4Sale no one believes you
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Male 6,227
It`s fake; see my explanation below. If you want proof, hold your finger a good 12" (30 cm) from the monitor and the colors are clearly different.
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Male 3,285
They`ve always looked the same colour to me.
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Male 815
It`s not your eyes that are lying, it is your brain.

TechMistress, the edges have to be different color, that is the point. If it were two mono-tonal colors, it would be easy to tell that they are the same shade.
Because the background gives the impression of depth and a source of light which creates a shadow, our brain interprets where shading should occur; thus the bottom block appears darker at first glance because this is how we typically interpret the world.
Most people believe that they are aware of and and perceive all visual stimuli, but in reality most of what we "know" about what we see is amalgamated from many different snapshots from a rapidly moving eye. Often times the brain will "fill in" these images from previous experience.

So that, the brain has always experienced that an object behind a source of light creates a shadow; ... the bottom square appears darker.
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Male 6,227
A little research has revealed that this is fake. A clever trick, but fake. Due to static electricity and the piezoelectric effect, when your finger touches (or even closely approaches) the monitor screen, it makes similar adjoining colors the same color.
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Male 72
So now IAB is reposting poo I see on Facebook. That`s a new low =/
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Male 1,268
Around the 08 olympics, discover magazine did an issue on the human eye (I think). Pretty fun stuff. Technically, you can be in a pitch black room, and call it a pure white room as the human eye finds the brightest object visible, and calls that white.
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Male 6,737
Curse you, eyes!
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Female 61
@WeePee

Totally agree, they are not the same color at the edge, so not really amazing.
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Male 1,674
they are different colors. One is gray and the other is grey
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Male 42
People with IPS displays on`t get it...
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Male 612
but they arent the same color. one clearly has a darker black bottom edge, while the other clearly has a lighter white top edge.
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Female 833
EVIL!!!! BURN whoever created this for they are a WITCH!!!!
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Male 3,364
cool.
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Male 1,511
I hesitated because I didn`t want my finger to get humped like this image:

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Male 633
No
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Female 8,044
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