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Date: 03/30/13 02:16 PM

19 Responses to Motion Induced Blindness [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm
    Link: Motion Induced Blindness - Watch the blinking dot in the middle of the image and the others will disappear. Blink and they will come back again.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    Very interesting. I`d like to hear the science behind this one.
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    joeblowsglas Male 30-39
    72 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    "They shouldn`t be called optical illusions. They should be called brain failures. Because that`s what they are."

    - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    tis witchcraft!
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm
    I can`t get all three to disappear.
    The bottom one just won`t disappear for me. The top two will sometimes disappear, but then they come right back.
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    robthelurker Male 18-29
    2866 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    my eyes just cant focus on something when everything else around it is moving. this is why the eye glasses and eye surgery business has thrived so well.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm
    They keep coming back!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    holy carp
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    Laran Male 40-49
    467 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 9:18 pm
    I can actually do this with any small fixed point.
    focus on it intently enough and the room starts to disappear! Its freaky lol.
    takes a lot of concentration though, slightest movement of eyes and the image returns.
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    chrisbuck234 Male 30-39
    23 posts
    March 30, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    My guess is, other than the actual mechanics of the eye, it`s because we are predators. We focus on the target we are looking at first, motion second. the 3 dots are details we don`t need. Maybe a prey animal with eyes on the side of their head would see the 3 dots no matter what.

    I could be way off though.
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
    687 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 3:58 am
    The awesome thing is that i know why it happens ...but i can`t be bothered to explain.
    And yes , @chrisbuck234 you are wrong.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
    1292 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 5:19 am
    its cause of the veins on our eyes, theyre all over, but our brain compensates so we don`t have to see through a mass of veins. we can do this with other poo too.
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    SpermNinja81 Male 30-39
    459 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 5:21 am
    Kewl.. The dots sorta keep snapping back into vision when the .gif resets.. but I get it.
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    Barnk Male 30-39
    486 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 1:02 pm
    I can control whether I see the dots or not.
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
    571 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm
    Only the top right dot disappears for me
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11741 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 1:56 pm
    Didn`t work.
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    malikymoo Female 18-29
    2028 posts
    March 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    jbwhite i dont have veins i have capillaries
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    kinjomusashi Male 30-39
    916 posts
    April 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm
    What wizardry is this!!??

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