A Mischief Of Magpies

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and a Mischief of Magpies would be as small as a pea.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

The human brain is so easily deceived

First Blair manages it in three elections, then Bush in two, and now this very cool optical illusion deceives our poor weak idle human brains.

Can anyone explain to me why this works? I can't fathom it out - I didn't do Biology even to GCSE at school, so have no understanding of the brain. But I've just spent about fifteen minutes trying to see quite how it manages it. Hey, it's a more profitable use of my working time than work would ever be...


At 1:02 pm, Blogger creepylesbo said...

It's like that one where the grey blocks look like different shades until you pull them into photoshop and prove to yourself they are actually the same colour. Spooky. (Have you seen that one?)
Look into my pink dots, not around the pink dots...

At 6:05 pm, Blogger Head Apollo said...

I think... and this is only speculation... your eye creates a negative image of the coloured dot as it flashes off, much like staring at a light bulb and then looking away, except on a smaller scale, and as a complete set of these is created in your eye, the negative images and the actual images cancel each other out and cause the dots to disappear.

At 8:46 pm, Anonymous Clairwil said...

Good God! People have been driven mad by less.


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