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Troxler Fading Optical Illusion [Pic]

Hits: 8510 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Weird | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 513 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 2:40:20 PM
And if you look at a white screen immediately afterward, you see a ring of green dots.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 1211 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:40:03 AM
damn I love these things!

Female, 18-29, Canada
 3691 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:00:54 AM
I'm too f**kin stoned for this poo. haha

Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:52:25 AM
1. Ok..
2. Obviously, there's a poo ton of other illusions like this.
3. WTF IS HAPPENING?!?!?!??!?!?

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 7:23:51 AM
@MikeyNiv: Because you do 3 "experiments" with them. Then you can go back and re-do the same experiments with the earlier gifs, which now produce different results!
That shows that it's not a "video trick" but in fact something weird going on with your eyes/brainz.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:42:08 AM
whats the point in 3 gifs that all do the same thing

Male, 40-49, Europe
 13319 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:10:26 AM
Oh im cooked now

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:22:05 PM

Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:15:50 PM
As advertised. Very cool. B-]

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:50:59 PM
Just glancing at them I saw green flashes and pink dots.

Following the instructions caused the same described effects on all 3 screens.

I'm guessing it makes "colourblind spots" by the green cancelling out the pink before the eye can recover...

Nice to have you "home" @Angilion! Welcome back!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:33:59 PM
Gah, the cut-off <1000 characters is still here.

No idea about the colour change, though.

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12390 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:27:08 PM
5Cats: I thought it's probably processing rather than hardware...so I looked it up.

A bit of both, apparently.

[quote">Clarke and Belcher (1962) showed that the saccadic displacement needed for a faded image to recover is too large to suggest a ganglion or preganglion origin of the fading. On the other hand, they failed to find binocular interactions of the luminance threshold for the fading, suggesting a precortical origin of the fading. They concluded, therefore, that Troxler fading most likely arises from the adaptation at LGN, the relay station between the retina and the cortical visual areas.[/quote">

related experiment

Our brains dynamically vary the weighting of sensory input, tuning out unvarying inputs. So the dots are detected by our eyes but ignored by our brains when we're not looking at them.

No idea

Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 36 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:08:19 PM
Ahhhhhh!!!! Brain.... is......melting!

Male, 50-59, Canada
 29150 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:06:11 PM
O-kayz... Whyz?

I know it's an "optical delusion" but I wonder how it works... rods & cones?

Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1632 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 6:51:53 PM
Link: Troxler Fading Optical Illusion [Pic] [Rate Link] - Follow the instructions to mess with your brain. We're in your skullz messin' with your brainz and blowin' your mindz.

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