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Motion Induced Blindness [Pic]

Hits: 7936 | Rating: (3.1) | Category: Weird | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 920 Posts
Monday, April 01, 2013 2:36:38 PM
What wizardry is this!!??

Female, 18-29, Europe
 2042 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:42:59 PM
jbwhite i dont have veins i have capillaries

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 11735 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:56:29 PM
Didn't work.

Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:52:48 PM
Only the top right dot disappears for me

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 486 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:02:00 PM
I can control whether I see the dots or not.

Male, 30-39, Australia
 458 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:21:09 AM
Kewl.. The dots sorta keep snapping back into vision when the .gif resets.. but I get it.

Male, 18-29, Canada
 1263 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 5:19:36 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:58:30 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.

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 23 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 11:02:48 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.

Male, 40-49, Australia
 466 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 9:18:59 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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13803 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:44:42 PM
holy carp

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:10:45 PM
They keep coming back!

Male, 18-29, Canada
 2493 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 6:01:37 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.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2901 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:57:24 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.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34273 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:20:59 PM

tis witchcraft!

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1463 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:57:12 PM
"They shouldn't be called optical illusions. They should be called brain failures. Because that's what they are."

- Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Male, 30-39, Western US
 72 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:48:57 PM

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:46:14 PM
Very interesting. I'd like to hear the science behind this one.

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1605 Posts
Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:16:57 PM
Link: Motion Induced Blindness [Pic] [Rate Link] - 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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