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Shocking Celebrity Illusion

Hits: 14226 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: Weird | Added by: piperfawn
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vpoftheforum
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 20 Posts
Monday, May 21, 2012 2:01:12 PM
That was awesome.

Agent00Smith
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2265 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 8:56:53 PM
They looked like aliens

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

kangoala
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.

Pyrosisflame
Male, 18-29, Europe
 590 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.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 12401 Posts
Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:11:06 AM
very freaky

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

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

photomstr
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!

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

lostinkorea
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!

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

SarahofBorg
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.

piperfawn
Male, 30-39, Europe
 3890 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.

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4643 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?

jamie76
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!

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4816 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.

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

Listypoos
Male, 30-39, Europe
 2611 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.

Ripper398
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1318 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 2:36:08 PM
They're hideous beasts! Kill them all!

taylor_stone
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 2695 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.

Scuzoid
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.

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

DingDingDong
Male, 30-39, Western US
 1504 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:36:16 PM
I just submitted this! It's so creepy.

Kain1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Saturday, May 19, 2012 1:35:52 PM
Yet another brain failure..

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