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Shocking Celebrity Illusion

Hits: 14363 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Weird | Added by: piperfawn
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Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 20 Posts
Monday, May 21, 2012 2:01:12 PM
That was awesome.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2562 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 8:56:53 PM
They looked like aliens

Male, 18-29, Western US
 464 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:58:08 PM
Tom Cruise was also spared the uglification that is this illusion.

Male, 18-29, Australia
 702 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:00:09 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 592 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 12:05:57 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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13916 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:11:06 AM
very freaky

Male, 30-39, Europe
 390 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:47:37 AM
This had no effect on Jim Carrey

Male, 18-29, Western US
 2207 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 7:18:03 AM
someone explain this from a scientific standpoint...

Male, 50-59, Canada
 767 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 3:00:02 AM
Woa, flashbacks man . . . I been clean for ten years but I had flashbacks just now!

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 2752 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 1:54:13 AM

Female, 30-39, Europe
 3631 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 10:39:57 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!

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:25:14 PM
....Aliens !!!!

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 3573 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:29:51 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.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 4050 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 7:21:16 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.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 5843 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 5:04:09 PM
I concentrated on the cross as instructed.
nothing happened.
should I have been distracted and looked to either side?

Male, 30-39, Western US
 2350 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:49:01 PM
we have seen the truth! celebs are disgusting man beast and must be slayed!

Male, 30-39, Western US
 4869 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:20:33 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.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 2677 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 4:06:03 PM
Meryl Streep made me go: GAH!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 3025 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 3:28:54 PM
I couldn't keep my eyes on the cross....I was too scared after the first couple of transitions.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 1318 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:36:08 PM
They're hideous beasts! Kill them all!

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2705 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:31:17 PM
Wow... I've been impressed by something on IAB... It's been a LONG time since that's happened.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1270 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:16:28 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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 363 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:02:03 PM
that was actually not crap.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 1505 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:36:16 PM
I just submitted this! It's so creepy.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:35:52 PM
Yet another brain failure..

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