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isn't it funny how your brain works
" The Thatcher Illusion: Look at the two pictures below. Although they may look a bit different, neither should seem too odd. Click on the picture to flip it vertically so you can see the faces right side up..."
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More weirdness. I don't know what it's called though.
More weirdness amplified. No head moving required.
nice ... i couldn't even tell for sure until i followed a ring around with my mouse cursor
I didn't know it was an illusion at first.
My personal favorite is the checkershadow illusion.
Pop that image into your favorite paint program, select a small bit of B and slowly move it around the boatd. The bit you have selected appears to change color.
This highlights how subjective your perception can be...which is really something.
Those are from here. Visit the page for lots more, but the snakes are my favourite.
That's just creepy...
My psychology text has that same idea in it, only the picture they showed was of Britney Spears. :)
The last one works best on me. The first two didn't look right, although when I look at them right side up they were much worse.
I've found there's usually one or two people that an illusion like this doesn't work quite as well on. It's not one size fits all.
It works best on a photo where the face is seen straight-on and the lighting is uniform.
I remember seeing this in Omni Magazine in the early 80s. At the time, they used pictures of Reagan and Carter.
Yeah, some people went through their dad's porno magazines as kids. I went through my step-dad's pile of Omni. I'm a freak.
...the girl in the yellow shirt is the scariest out of the bunch.
Girl? I thought that was Michael Jackson until I went back for a second look.
Wasn't Omni published by Penthouse?
They were published by the same guy, Robert Guccione Jr.
I used to work at a university's cognitive psychology lab, we did play with perception things like those described here: