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Troxler Fading Optical Illusion [Pic]

Hits: 8451 | Rating: (3.3) | Category: Weird | Added by: kitteh9lives
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Twinklestein
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 366 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.

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

Swaywithme
Female, 18-29, Canada
 3679 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:00:54 AM
I'm too f**kin stoned for this poo. haha

Canoas
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?!?!?!??!?!?

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24421 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.

MikeyNiv
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

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10158 Posts
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:10:26 AM
Oh im cooked now

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13510 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 10:22:05 PM
Nice.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6374 Posts
Monday, April 29, 2013 9:15:50 PM
As advertised. Very cool. B-]

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24421 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!

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11274 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

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

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 24421 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?

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1399 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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