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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    I've seen this before. Amazing. I'd love to know how it works, but don't really have time to take a full course in visual perception. Kewl share, Bravo.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jacqueline Smith
    That is bizarre!

    Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      I have no idea how the brain reverses the image like that. Interesting.
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        That is totally and completely awesome!

        The scary thing to me was that while I was focusing on the negative image it kept moving around.

        Is that normal too? I hope, lol!

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        • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
          I've seen similar but I'm not sure what people are seeing with this...:confused:
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  • Profile picture of the author taskemann
    I can't see anything :confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by Daniel Evans View Post

      I've seen similar but I'm not sure what people are seeing with this...:confused:
      Originally Posted by taskemann View Post

      I can't see anything :confused:
      The negative image becomes the actual image after you look at the dot.

      I think what people find interesting with this is how the brain reverses it to look like a normal image.

      Besides, it's not good to be like the masses so well done lads.

      May be worth a trip to the opticians to be on the safe side.
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        The negative image becomes the actual image after you look at the dot.
        Yeah, the original / most popular one is a negative of Christ which worked for me.

        I understand the principle. It just isn't happening with that pic somehow.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    hmmm... very interesting
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  • Profile picture of the author SashaLee
    Hi there,

    I saw one of these in black and white when I was a child and it scared the living daylights out of me.

    I'm baffled as to how the brain inserts the colours though - freaky!
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by SashaLee View Post

      Hi there,

      I saw one of these in black and white when I was a child and it scared the living daylights out of me.

      I'm baffled as to how the brain inserts the colours though - freaky!
      I think I can remember that. If I remember correctly it was a black and white image that didn't actually look like anything then it was a girl or something when you looked at a white wall or paper etc.

      Might be different but I think I know the one you mean.

      Why the brain does that however, well, I'm waiting for some bright spark to explain it. I'm clueless!
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      Wibble, bark, my old man's a mushroom etc...

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  • Profile picture of the author alistair
    Was I the only one waiting for it to turn into the girl from the exorcist?
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      Originally Posted by alistair View Post

      Was I the only one waiting for it to turn into the girl from the exorcist?
      I was bracing myself for some demon like creature to start screaming blue murder at me when I first saw it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Brian John
        Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

        I was bracing myself for some demon like creature to start screaming blue murder at me when I first saw it.
        me too, was sure it was just a matter of time lol


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  • Profile picture of the author whl1997
    As far as I know the some of the color specific receptor cells in the eye gets tired in the eye after a while and when you look at a blank page (or a wall) after, the difference between the rested receptors and tired ones creates a contrast that makes the brain interpret as you were seeing an actual image. It is called an "afterimage".

    I had this bookmarked for a long time it actually shows how you can create your afterimages:

    Big Spanish Castle
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    • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
      Originally Posted by whl1997 View Post

      As far as I know the some of the color specific receptor cells in the eye gets tired in the eye after a while and when you look at a blank page (or a wall) after, the difference between the rested receptors and tired ones creates a contrast that makes the brain interpret as you were seeing an actual image. It is called an "afterimage".

      I had this bookmarked for a long time it actually shows how you can create your afterimages:

      Big Spanish Castle

      First, that sounds reasonable. Second; I wanted to be the first one to show how bright I was. Thanks. Thanks for making me feel inadequate.:rolleyes:

      The brain also creates patterns where none really exist, to make sense of a picture. The eyes also have blind spots that we aren't aware of. The brain fills in these gaps to make a complete picture.

      But for this optical trick? I think your explanation is what drives the effect.
      And I had never heard of this. Good stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Coolkat
    Waste of time
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