Friday, November 11, 2005

Some Retinal Adaptation For The Weekend, Sir?

This is what has kept me occupied inbetween mentalists at work today.

So, look at the circle of pink dots and follow the movement round. Unremarkably, you see the dots as the colour pink.

But now fixate on the +, and you should notice the 'moving' dot turns green! Pretty nifty, eh?

But there's more! Keep concerntrating on that + my Padawan learner, and I bet you can make all those pink dots completely disappear...

I love me a good Friday illusion to kick off the weekend.

17 comments:

Me Over Here said...

Was most beneficial.

Ivy the Goober said...

freaky. really freaky

Curly said...

My eyes hurt, thanks Huw.

Cleavers said...

Where's the bucket?

Isn't this copyrighted? My friend was going to post it but said she couldn't for legal reasons and stuff - I didn't really understand, it was far too intelligent for my small brain.

Vomit inducing and potentially illegal at the same time? Bonzer.

Mary said...

I'm sooooo dizzzzzyyyy.....

dotdotdot said...

cooool.

ps. your word verification is swearing at me, I'm most upset

Alan said...

Most freaky, now my head hurts!

Dave said...

That was cool! My eye's hurt now...

Dancinfairy said...

Very cool, very clever, but now my head is going to pop!

Afe said...

Insane! How have you performed this amazing trick, wizard master? I sense the black arts.

Tammy said...

Science says it's the cones in your eyes getting tired of seeing a certain colour, and therefore hightens the opposite colour shared by that particular cone; that's why the pink eventually disappear. When watching the pink dots, you'll notice there is a glimmer of the green behind it. I'm not a scientist...just university level psych.

Jona said...

Blimey it took a while for those dots to disappear! Head now spinnnnnnnnnnning!!!!!!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

It's all because the retinular iris sack is connected to some of the more or less morons in the brain. Morons are key to lots of stuff.

Lippy said...

Ooh cool! Except my eyeballs kept slipping off the + so the dots kept disappearing, reappearing, disappearing, reappearing, disap... ack!

y-vonne said...

Very cool.

Banksy said...

You know, they used to burn people at the stake for tricks like that Huw.

Well, not exactly like that, because they didn't have computer screens or blogs.

But you get my drift.

Adz said...

that freaks me out everytime!