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Date: 06/23/12 10:45 AM

38 Responses to Weird Color Illusion [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Link: Weird Color Illusion - Your eyes...they lie!
  2. Profile photo of ledgehead
    ledgehead Male 40-49
    633 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:04 am
    No
  3. Profile photo of DingDingDong
    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 11:09 am
    I hesitated because I didn`t want my finger to get humped like this image:

  4. Profile photo of jtrebowski
    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3348 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:15 am
    cool.
  5. Profile photo of Flibmeister
    Flibmeister Female 18-29
    833 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:15 am
    EVIL!!!! BURN whoever created this for they are a WITCH!!!!
  6. Profile photo of WeePee
    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:17 am
    but they arent the same color. one clearly has a darker black bottom edge, while the other clearly has a lighter white top edge.
  7. Profile photo of Insomniac89
    Insomniac89 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:36 am
    People with IPS displays on`t get it...
  8. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:40 am
    they are different colors. One is gray and the other is grey
  9. Profile photo of TechMistress
    TechMistress Female 40-49
    61 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:41 am
    @WeePee

    Totally agree, they are not the same color at the edge, so not really amazing.
  10. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:50 am
    Curse you, eyes!
  11. Profile photo of Scuzoid
    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:55 am
    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.
  12. Profile photo of IbBored
    IbBored Male 13-17
    72 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 11:56 am
    So now IAB is reposting poo I see on Facebook. That`s a new low =/
  13. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:33 pm
    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.
  14. Profile photo of Burton_Ian
    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    817 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    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.
  15. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm
    They`ve always looked the same colour to me.
  16. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 12:59 pm
    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.
  17. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    @Squrlz4Sale no one believes you
  18. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 1:15 pm
    @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~
  19. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Squrlz4Sale, are you implying want leesah back?
  20. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm
    @Kitteh: ~thinks a long minute~

    No.
  21. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4345 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm
    outrageous
  22. Profile photo of BlankTom
    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    Leesah was banned? What for?
  23. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    6644 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm
    Leesah banned? Wasn`t she the self-absorbed rather dim young person who never really got the point? Why was she banned?
  24. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm
    It seems I`ve corrected this problem by rotating my finger 90 degrees, now every time I see it, same color.
  25. Profile photo of mon360
    mon360 Male 13-17
    735 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    but the bottom one has some white at the top so they aren`t the same color...
  26. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    A trick of the light!
  27. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 7:01 pm
    but they arent the same color. one clearly has a darker black bottom edge, while the other clearly has a lighter white top edge.

    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.
  28. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Your eyes...they lie!

    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.
  29. Profile photo of PizzaPits
    PizzaPits Male 18-29
    553 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm
    Yeah... cover up the white part and they`re the same... This is a joke, right?
  30. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    @BlankTom and LordJim: For flagrantly disrespecting a mod one too many times.
  31. Profile photo of i-am-evil
    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    June 23, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    @Squrlz4sale I`m curious to know what it was they said that got them banned.
  32. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
    1038 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 12:07 am
    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.
  33. Profile photo of DrProfessor
    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 12:38 am
    @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.
  34. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 6:26 am
    "Yeah... cover up the white part and they`re the same... This is a joke, right? "

    You`re an idiot.
  35. Profile photo of i-am-evil
    i-am-evil Male 18-29
    510 posts
    June 24, 2012 at 7:58 am
    @DrProfessor Thanks, and we are definitely better off without her.
  36. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
    3283 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 11:11 am
    highlighting and shadowing
  37. Profile photo of T3hHippie
    T3hHippie Male 18-29
    166 posts
    June 25, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    @TKD Master

    How is he an idiot? There is a clear white line between the boxes.
  38. Profile photo of kinky_afr0
    kinky_afr0 Male 18-29
    583 posts
    June 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm
    t3hippie is an idiot

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